Cruise season to the North Pole to open on June, 15

06 02 2017

This year the atomic icebreaker “50 Years Of Victory” will make its first voyage from Murmansk to the North Pole on June, 15. There have been 5 voyages scheduled so far. The cruise operating companies are travel agencies “Quark Expedition”, “Poseidon”, “Zehgram” и “Volento”. Today Rosatomflot has agreed on... read more →

20 01 2017

Delegation from Murmansk will join the Sami Union conference

On February 9-11 Trondheim will host the 21st Sami conference which is this year dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of the first meeting that took place there in 1917. On the 7th of January the working committee on preparation of the Sami Union conference held a meeting in Karasjok. As has been found, this time the conference will gather 72 delegates from 4...read more →

19 01 2017

Pasvik visitor center opened by the Head of national Ministry of Natural Resources

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy took part in the opening ceremony of Pasvik nature reserve’s visitor center. In his opening speech the Minister told about the uniqueness of the only in Europe nature reserve located on the territory of three states including Russia. He also voiced his confidence that the new...read more →

18 01 2017

Kola Peninsula attracts tourists from exotic countries

As it has been reported by the Regional Governor Marina Kovtun at a working meeting, there is an increasing number of tourists in the Murmansk region from such exotic countries as Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. “Over 30 thousand tourists visited the Murmansk region during the New Year holidays which is 4% more as compared to the last year. Along with tourists from the...read more →

17 01 2017

Trawler with 30 fishermen lost its way in the Barents sea

Fishing boat Zhemchuzhina broke down in the Barents Sea with 30 fishermen onboard. Murmanryba vessel of the Northern Emergency and Rescue Service is heading to rescue the fishing boat. According to the Service, if the rescue operation is successful, Zhemchuzhina will reach the Murmansk port on Thursday. “On January, 15 at around midnight on its way from the fishing...read more →

22 12 2016

Airbus Murmansk made its first landing in Murmansk airport

Today airbus A319 “Murmansk” operated by Rissiya airlines for the first time landed in the Murmansk airport. The flight from St.Petersburg landed at 11.20 am. The return flight to Pulkovo is scheduled at 12.25 The aircraft has recently been named Murmansk after the world’s largest city located beyond the Arctic Circle.  We shall remind that the...read more →

22 12 2016

Mysterious flash seen in the sky of Murmansk. VIDEO

The Murmansk locals have posted on social networks videos showing a mysterious flash in the sky. Such light emission might presumably result from power line short circuit. The video provoked strong reaction among social networks who assumed that the flash might be a meteoritic fall. Some suggested that it was an UFO. The e-community “Weather in Murmansk” explains...read more →

07 12 2016

Murmansk ice-swimmers came up with a new flash mob. VIDEO

The Murmansk ice-swimmers made up a new flash mob “Start up the time”. They came up with this idea as a follow-up to the Mannequin challenge viral videos. “We’re sportsmen - we cannot stand still. So we decided to “stop” the time for a while. We should always make the headway and move forward,” told SeverPost the flash mob facilitator...read more →


Kirovsk opens ski season 2016-2017

The new ski season has been opened in Kirovsk. All the local sports facilities, slopes and ski-lifts are welcoming both professional and amateur skiers. “The Big Wood pistes are waiting for guests. The seasons will be opened on December, 2” informed SeverPost the Kirovsk municipality. The Kukisvumchorr ski center launched the season on November, 26. Its slopes


Mortality rate to exceed fertility in the Murmansk region by 2018

According to the scenario of social-economic development of the Murmansk region, in 2017 the natural population growth will have zero value and in 2018-2019 the population will decline. According to the prognosis, in 2017-2019 the number of women of reproductive age (18-39 years) and especially women of 20-29 years of age will reduce. Also the working age population will


Reindeer herders of the Kola Peninsula request to prohibit reindeer hunting

Reindeer herders of the Kola Peninsula addressed the Regional Duma to request prohibition of wild reindeer hunting. In their view, legal hunting of this animal may cause large losses to reindeer farming. Thus often in winter periods hunters kill domestic reindeers instead of wild species, while poachers decimate entire flocks. “Legal reideer hunting provokes poaching,


Research: many unhappy people in the Murmansk region

Murmansk region is in the bottom of the Love Index rating based on correlation between love/hate messages on social networks. Authors of the research have analyzed Russian-language references to love and hate in first person present tense. Among them were both positive (“I love”, “I adore”, “I’m happy”) and negative (“I


Kirovsk to open ski season next week

The ski season in Kirovsk starts soon – the ski slopes of Kukisvumchorr ski center can be opened already next week.  “On the 2nd of November snow cannons were geared on the slopes. Temperature below zero gave the green light to the full-fledged preparation works for the new season,” informed SeverPost the Kukisvumchorr referral


Norwegians to mount the first in the region zipline

The Norwegians are about to mount the only in the region mountain zip wire in the town of Kirovsk. The attraction implies downward dismount on a steel rope above the ground based on mere gravity. The installation consists of pillars with a steel wire between them. It is planned to mount two parallel wires with takeoff and landing pads.- The Kirovsk municipality, Tirvas


The Norwegian Consul lost his dog during fireworks on Murmansk anniversary

The Norwegian Consul Jørgen Holten Jørgensen lost his pet on Murmansk 100-year anniversary. Scared by the festive fireworks the dog escaped from the Consulate's area. "Please help fing a dog. Puppy, 7 months old, Laika, lives in the Norwegian Consulate on Sofii Perovskoy str. 5. Escaped due to fireworks late on October,8" posted staff of the General


Murmansk 100-year anniversary

October 8: 10.00 – Open pool tournament dedicated to the Murmansk 100-year anniversary (Bristol club, Lenin Avenue 52) 14.00 – 18.00 – Concert and entertainment venues: – “Childhood, arts and sports” - Children’s groups dance and sing for the locals (near the Murmansk regional drama theatre) – “Folk