Norwegian industry and business in Russia in a historical and contemporary perspective

The Barents Institute, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Kirkenes

Time: Thursday, 9 February 2017, kl.15.00-17.00

Place: Thon Hotell Kirkenes

Free entrance and refreshments, simultaneous translations Norwegian-Russian / Russian-Norwegian

Moderator: Marianne Neerland Soleim, Director of the Barents Institute, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Kirkenes

15.00-15.10: Introduction

«Norwegian and Russian cross-border industry and commerce in a historical perspective» Victoria V. Tevlina, Associate professor at the Barents Institute, UiT The Arctic University of Norway; Professor II at the Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk

Book presentation

15.10-15.15: «Short introduction about Egil Abrahamsen’s book “Winter in the Seregovo forest. Recollections from the Norwegian lumber adventure in Russia”» (Norwegian edition by Orkana forlag, 2015/Russian edition by Northern (Arctic) federal University Press, 2016) Elisabeth Johansen, publisher and editor, Orkana Forlag

15.15-15.25: «From the Seregovo-forest to Onega. Recollections from the Norwegian lumber adventure in Russia» Yngve Astrup, Co-editor of the book, former director of the Norwegian Forest Museum

15.25-15.35: «My father – Egil Abrahamsen, as I remember him» Theodor Abrahamsen, former rector of the Hamar Cathedral School

15.35-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.00: «Jonas Lied and the Northern Sea Route to Siberia» Jens Petter Nielsen, Professor, Institute of History and Religious Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

16.00-16.15: «The Northern Sea Route today and marine industry» Sergey Balmasov, head of the information Office, Centre for High North Logistics (CHNL), Murmansk

16.15-16.30: «Internationalization in a perspective of competence: Norwegian small business in Russia» Eva Jenny Benedikte Jørgensen, Associate professor, School of Business and Economics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Alta

16.30-16.45: «Norwegian–Russian trade from 1945 until today» Jarle Forbord, Managing Director/Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce

16.45-17.00: Questions and discussion

Thursday 09/02/17

15:00 - 17:00
free