Kandalaksha leaders and those of Finnish municipalities that border with Russia have met last week to discuss joint projects, including setting up a major snowmobile route across Norway, Sweden,Finland, and Russia. Another project discussed was expanding the capacity of the transportation network of the Murmansk region and including it into the trans-European road system.
….On the one hand, I’m happy there is something happening on the tourism front. On the other, I don’t see how the civilized world can work with us after the Ukrainian business. But since I make a living looking after foreigners who travel to Russia I suppose I should be pleased that events of this sort are happening and sentiments towards cooperation expressed.