Add to favorite

russian visa
    Murmansk Region

Murmansk Region is located on the Kola, Rybachiy and Sredniy Peninsulas and surrounded by the White and Barents seas. The region borders with Karelia, Finland and Norway. The territory is not a perfect place for living, since its lands mostly lie behind the Arctic Circle.

The Kola Peninsula was inhabited relatively recently unearthed sites of ancient people data back to 7-6 millennium BC. Chronicles tell us about fabulous wealth of the region fish, deer, and furs. The word Murman origins from Normann, which was the Russian name for Norwegian people. This word gave name to the whole region.

Russians came to power at the territories in the 13th century. The future Murmansk Region was under Novgorod reign, and dwellers of the famous city frequented these lands for furs, which they redeemed from local population Saami and the Karelians. In 1326 Norway and Novgorod signed a peace treaty, leaving the Kola Peninsula to Russia, and people sighed with relief.

Being located on the Baltic crystalline shield, Murmansk Region is the treasure of various minerals over 700 minerals (about ¼ of all minerals on our planet) were discovered here, and over 100 minerals cannot be found anywhere else.

The region becomes a popular place for ecological tourism incredibly beautiful environment of tundra, rich in berries and plants, attracts tourists from all over the world. Fishing is also popular. Another attraction is the Kola super deep borehole, but it has been closed no very long ago.

The population of the region is about 1 000 000 people, which are mainly employed in industries.

Tags: Russian tourism Russian regions Murmansk Region Russian history  



comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map

    Murmansk Region

Cities of the region


Kutuzov  Russian business  Moscow  Punk Music  Russian economic policy  Fashion Futurum  Russian Literature  Folk Arts  dates  Graphic Art  poll  Russian trains  Vaccines  Russian hockey  Russian journalists  Historical Exhibitions  Krasnovishersk  Yevgeni Grishkovetz  Russian space industry  Boris Grigoriev  the Perm Region  Archeology  Bolshoi Theatre  Russian Cinema  Birds of Paradise  Neva Travel Agency  Russian fashion designer  Discoveries  Medical Problems  Zenit St. Petersburg  terrorism  Russian tourism  Russian tennis  Russian Stage Directors  Dolphins  Russian companies  Russia international  humour  sanctions  Exhibitions in Moscow  Science  Painting  visa-free regime  Russian history  Russian churches  Anne Vyalitsyna  monument to sunken battleships   Alexander Pushkin State Museum  Multimedia Art Museum  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites