Pictures from Murmansk region.
Murmansk (founded in the middle of XIX century) is the large
of a region on the coast of Barents Sea. The
Murmansk Fjord is famous as the most northern harbour
of Russia which does not freeze during winter season.
The Kola Peninsula occupies the rim Northern-Western Russia.
It lies between 66° 03' and 69°57'N and 28°25' and 41°26'E.
Major part of the Peninsula lies above the Polar Circle.
The Northern part is a coast of the Barents and the Southern -
coast of the White sea. The Western part of the Kola Peninsula
borders with Finland and Norway. The peninsula is renowned as
the deposit of versatile mineral resources, in particular, apatite
KOLANET-INEP magazine provides a picture gallery with wonderful
images of the Peninsula landscapes and minerals. You also can find
there a historical overview and information about climat, geography and
environment monitoring in the Barents region. The gallery and all
information are maintained at the KolaNet server
Russia). Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures from Apatity, Russia.
The town of Apatity lies on the Saint-Petersburg-Murmansk railway line
(1262 km from Saint-Petersburg) and lies 27 km from the highway
between these cities. The distance to Murmansk is 187 km.
New airport "Khibiny" is opened since November'93. Send comments to:
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- Kola Science Centre
of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This centre is located in
Apatity city (Murmansk region). Kola Science Centre is connected
to the Internet via a 64kbps satellite link provided by Norsar,
Norway. It was originaly used for other purposes but converted
for Internet use in 1994.
satellite image (GIF file, about 150kb) and
animated satellite image of the Northern Russia and
North-East of Europe (Animated GIF89 file).
This image is provided by the Space Monitoring Information Support
Laboratory (SMIS) of the Space Research Institute in Moscow (Russia).
Copyright © Space Monitoring Information Support Laboratory.
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- The Russian Northern Fleet. Sources of Radioactive contamination
Bellona Report 1:1996, 28. August 1996
Written by: Thomas Nilsen, Igor Kudrik and Alexandr Nikitin.
This report includes a few photos and illustrations taken in
Severodvinsk (nearby Arkhangelsk) and Severomorsk (nearby
Murmansk). These photos partially illustrates
problems experienced by the fleet with its nuclear powered vessels
and with the storage of spent nuclear fuel and other radioactive
waste that the operation of these vessels generates. E-mail for contacts:
If you know a hyper-link to a relevant site with photos not mentioned
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