Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Arctic apital
23.11.2013 11:08
Arctic apital

The city that could become the Arctic capital was chosen online. The visitors of "Arctic-Info" website were invited to vote for one of the six cities, which are often mentioned as the capitals of Arctic.

      Yakutsk – the center of largest diamond mining region – became the leader of the poll in first few days, but according to the survey, it received only 2.59% of votes. A bit less – 2.41% of the votes were cast for Anadyr, Russia's outpost in Eastern Arctic. A real struggle for the title of Arctic capital started between Salekhard, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk, which were neck in neck. Arkhangelsk – the homeland of pomors, one of the first Arctic explorers – broke forward first.

      Then, literally in one day, Murmansk – the largest city behind the polar circle, the only ice-free Arctic port – got a few hundred votes and topped the list of candidate cities. But in the last two weeks of voting, Salekhard, which broke away from the nearest pursuer by 800 votes, held the lead.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Arctic capital     

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Borovitskaya Tower is being Reconstructed for Passage to the Kremlin
Summer Cafes will Open in Moscow Soon
The First Festival of Craft Drinks and Cheese will be Held in the Moscow Region
Tyva - the Poorest Region of Russia
The Central Streets of Moscow will be Blocked for Transport during the New Year Holidays

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Dagestan Republic  Russian Cinema  Tsaritsyno  Temryuk  Tchaikovsky Competition  Valery Grushin  Kaluga Region  Igor Grabar  Russian tourism  Theatre Festivals  Russian television  Russian regions  Russian business  Alexander Fersman  Stavropol Territory  Design  Amur Region  Moscow  Zinaida Serebryakova  travel to Russia  Love for the Space  Russian parliament  Volzhsky  Olympics 2012  Olga Berggolts  Sheremetyevo Airport  Nikolay Millioti  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Primorsky Territory  Life Origin  Republic of Ingushetia  Peter I  Russian visa  Russian media  St. Petersburg  Space Exploration  Exhibitions in Moscow  Museums of Saratov  Russian sportswomen  Russian businessmen  Kulikovo Battle Field   Meyerhold Centre  Moscow elections 2013  Russian customs  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Russian scientists  investment  Festivals in Moscow  Viktor Vasnetsov  lunar missions 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites