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Convoy (continued)

On 27 June 1942, convoy PQ17 set sail from Hvalfjord in Iceland for the Russian port of Archangel. The convoy comprised 35 merchant ships and a close escort of destroyers, submarines, smaller craft and two anti-aircraft ships, one of which, … 882 more words


Russia announces air force exercises with fighter jets over Barents Sea


MOSCOW — Russian fighter jets will take part in exercises on thwarting a potential missile attack in the Barents Sea, RIA news agency said on Thursday. 553 more words

Two new icebreaking rescue ships ready for Russia a little over two years after order placed

Seventeen months after the steel was first cut, two brand new icebreaking rescue and salvage vessels for the Russian Arctic are ready at Nordic Yards in Germany, writes… 392 more words

Defence Watch


Last week the chef at my mother’s care home handed me a hefty tome entitled The Arctic Convoys, 1941-1945 (a man of eclectic tastes he has previously lent me a DVD of Cream at the Albert Hall). 795 more words


Central Stadium - Murmansk, Russia

Today’s track is another Russian facility found above the arctic circle.  Central Stadium, or Tsentralnyi Profsoyuz Stadion, is found in Murmansk.  With 300,000 residents, this is the largest city in the world found north of the arctic circle.   142 more words

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