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 Arctic  



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

    Murmansk Region

Cities of the region

Getting around

Sumo Wrestling  Lipetsk   Russian New Year  Russian Cinema  Russian society  Crimea  Transportation  Exhibitions in Moscow  Sotsrealism  health  Russian trade  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   St. Petersburg Parks   Art Group Voina  Russian sport  Festival in St. Petersburg  human rights in Russia  Yosman Botero  Sochi Games   Lev Gumilev  St. Petersburg  offshore companies  Intelligent Transportation System  Russian companies  Russian science  Russian places of interest  Hobbits  places to visit in Russia  Underground  Dombay  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Perm  Elections 2012  Omsk  Travel  Musicals in Moscow  Russian economy  Russian tourism  Moscow  Ukraine crisie  Russian scientists  Russian courts  biking in Russia  scientific attestation  Russian Poetry  Arkhip Kuindzhi  book hotels in Sochi  Alexander Matveyev  The Afisha Picnic  Russian business 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites