Russia, Norway adjusting their common border

Russia and Norway have started making adjustments to the boundary that the two countries share - for the first time since 1947, the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kirkenes, Norway, said.

Russia and Norway have started making adjustments to the boundary that the two countries share - for the first time since 1947, the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kirkenes, Norway, said.

"For the first time since 1947, Russia and Norway are readjusting the boundary between the countries, as much of it runs through rivers, lakes and swamps, and therefore, is constantly shifting", the Russian consulate in Kirkenes said on its Facebook page.

The Consulate General said that "the objective is to draw the common border along the line of deepest depths." Charting the bottom of rivers and lakes is carried out by Aerogeodezia, the Russian mapping agency, while the Norwegian team is delivering the equipment and personnel.

"In accordance with the Treaty between the USSR and Norway concerning the regime of the Soviet-Norwegian state border and procedure for settling border disputes and incidents that was signed on December 29, 1949, such a border review must be carried out every 25 years," the consulate said.

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