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Navalny supporters rounded up in Murmansk

by Sarah Hurst

Several supporters of Alexei Navalny were detained yesterday and today in Murmansk, and one has already been put on trial. Yuri Fomin, who organised the January 28 protest in the city against Vladimir Putin’s rigged re-election, has been sentenced to five days in prison. 68 more words

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The magic light of the Great North - Travel Tip

There is an old saying that goes: “amateur photographers talk about gear, professional photographers talk about composition, but great photographers talk about light.” I don’t consider myself a great photographer, but today I want to talk about… 753 more words

Places To Visit

Good start to a new year

It’s been a busy couple of months for me, but they’ve been good ones. I have a major project coming up, of which more in the next blog. 270 more words

The greatest rescue operation in the Artic Ocean

In 1957 the USSR launched both the world’s first nuclear-powered surface ship and the first nuclear-powered civilian vessel: the nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin. Now permanently moored in… 670 more words

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A 1950s museum.... with QR Codes!

If you ever happen to find yourself in Murmansk in a cold day (and if you ever happen to find yourself in Murmansk, chances are it will be a cold day, with a mean daily temperature of 0,5 C – 33 F – year around and -10 C, 13.8 F, in January) a warm place you should visit is the  1,070 more words

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Russian Sami Organize to Fight Mining Operations

Russia’s Tundra Tale

Al Jazeera (2015)

Film Review

Free link: Russia’s Tundra Tale

This documentary concerns the battle of the indigenous Sami people of Russia’s Kola Peninsula to protect their Arctic homeland against encroachment by mining companies. 165 more words

Inspiring Moments In Resistance

Moonlit Cold War Interceptor in Abram-Mys, Murmansk

On the other side of the Kola Fjord from Murmansk lays the small village of Abram-Mys (technically still part of the city of Murmansk). Here you can find not one, but two interesting places. 882 more words

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