Barents Region summit in Kirkenes

Very little attention in the Russian media to the Barents Region summit in Kirkenes, where Prime Minister Medvedev tried to assert that Russia suffered no damage from signing the maritime border treaty with Norway on his watch. Moskovsky Komsomolets (rather suprisingly for this tabloid) focused on the issue of NATO enlargement, while Rossiiskaya Gazeta complained about high prices on fish in Murmansk. Symbolically, Medvedev helped Jens Stoltenberg to cross the Russian border without a visa, but Carl Bildt wasn’t allowed in – he forgot his passport.

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