Pictures from Murmansk region.

Murmansk region

Murmansk (founded in the middle of XIX century) is the large administrative center 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 6957'N and 2825' and 4126'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 and nepheline.

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