08:14 GMT29 January 2020
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    The Murmansk Region and Norway’s Finnmark region across the border have created a unique and indigenous cultural space in the Arctic, Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun said at the opening ceremony of the Russian-Norwegian forum on the 30th anniversary of cultural cooperation between the two regions.

    MURMANSK (Sputnik) — The Russian-Norwegian regional culture forum, which opened in Murmansk on October 11, has brought together 130 delegates from the cultural establishments and local governments of the Murmansk Region and Finnmark County. They will exchange experience and discuss the further development of bilateral cultural cooperation with a focus on using culture and sports to promote healthy living.

    “Cultural figures are always the first to build the bridges of friendship, because they speak the universal language of images, the language of arts, which is self-explanatory. Artists, musicians, actors, librarians and members of other creative professions from our regions have reaffirmed their commitment to their main mission, which is to bring peace and creation to the people,” Governor Marina Kovtun said.

    She pointed out that the library, museum, music and fine arts projects, as well as projects launched to promote festivals in the Murmansk Region and Finnmark, have created a unique cultural environment in the Arctic that is based on the inimitable features of the northern character, cooperation and mutual assistance.

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