Murmansk Things to Do

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    Alyosha Statue
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    Balaenoptera Musculus Linnaeus, 1758

    by mehulraj Updated Jan 15, 2013

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    Balaenoptera Musculus Linnaeus, 1758

    I dont know whether to call it a tourist spot or not but its there in Murmansk and it made me to stop there and have look at it. Its just a lower jaw of Blue whale caught by fisherman of Murmansk
    during 1970.

    Ohhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its just a lower jaw of the largest animal ever to have existed on the planet. I never saw whales during my any tenure on ship but during our voyage to Murmansk we were briefed by our captain about things to be considered in case we get any close to whales as they are protected now and there are few rules and regulation are imposed on merchant ships to avoid any unwanted encounter with these protected species as merchant ships are the major threat to them apart from hunters equipped with harpoon guns on modern ships.

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    Museum of The Northern Fleet

    by mehulraj Updated Dec 28, 2012

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    Museum of The Northern Fleet

    This Museum is unusual of its kind. Its building dont look like Museum at all. Its exterior is really in shabby condition but once I finished its complete tour I was really impressed and I am sure it has got great importance in Russian history as it includes story of Russia's first navy in Arhangelsk. They have included almost everything ranging from WWII to things about their modern navy. Only problem with this museum is everything is written in Russian language which makes things little difficult for tourist
    like us to understand what are the articles. We can not help it and we need to understand from pictures..( Every picture has got a long and impressive story behind it)

    Anyways I enjoyed my trip and I am including 5 best pictures here with this review. I hope you enjoy it, more pictures I have put in travelogue

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    Lighthouse

    by mehulraj Written Dec 27, 2012

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    Lighthouse

    This is again one of the Important sights in Murmansk. This light house was built in the memory of sailors onboard submarine "Kursk" which sank with its 118 sailors in Barent Sea on 12th August 2000 and that too during peacetime. It was involved in excercise during that time. That tragedy happen due to explosion onboard.
    And immediate rescue attepmts were refused later all sailors were found dead. And we can see a book with all sailors name which is kept inside this lighthouse.

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    Lake Semyonovskaya

    by mehulraj Updated Dec 27, 2012

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    Lake Semyonovskaya

    Lake Semyonovskaya

    This Lake can be visited on the way to Aloysha Statue and its great view is visible from there. Its named after Semyon Korzhnev. Nothing great about this place but I saw large crowd gathered there with their kids. So I suppose its kind of recreation place for kids and elders. Boating is available in lake. Apart from that near to it we can find Oceanarium which is again one of the important place for sight seeing in Murmansk and they got seals show too.

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    Statue of Lenin

    by mehulraj Written Dec 26, 2012

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    Statue of Lenin

    Statue of Lenin

    This Statue of Lenin is at Lenina Avenue. At present its really in bad condition or may be after 1991 nobody bothered to maintain it. And Statues of Lenin were built all over Russia after October revolution in 1917 but this monument was constructed in 1957.

    This place is believed was used for political meetings and festive events but not anymore. After 1991 very
    few people gather for meeting. I saw very old apartment kind of structure behind this place.

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    Anatoly Bredov Monument

    by mehulraj Written Dec 26, 2012

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    Anatoly Bredov Monument

    This is monument of soldier "Anatoly Bredov" who was great Patriot in Russian history. This monument again easy to locate when roaming around city. As far as I remember its near to stadium.

    Antoly Bredov was born in Novgorod and he fought against Nazi force close to Titovka. And as per history the legend goes like this: There were only people left out his squad one was Ashurkov and another was Bredov. And during the war their ammuniation emptied and they were left with one last grenade. They both destroyed a Machine gun but lost their life.

    This monument was inaugerated in 1958.

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    Alyosha Statue-II

    by mehulraj Updated Dec 26, 2012

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    Alyosha Statue--I am including this review again to add few pictures related to description.

    Alyosha Statue

    Its really a big statue located on top of hill near to Semyonovskaya lake and I saw it when entering harbour. It was my first stop in Murmansk, its easy to be located and we need to take taxi to reach upto this place. Surrounding around this place is really green and view of city and harbour is best from this place.

    Everything on wall is written in Russian so impossible to understand but looking at statue we can realize its kinda war memorial. On other side of this statue I saw few name engraved on wall with medal kind of symbol on it. I suppose they might have put few soldiers name on it. And near to this statue there are two anti air craft guns are installed and its not in working condition, may be its from WW-II.

    And I came to know that its 35.5 meter high and built in 1974. It glazes westwards from where enemies came during WW-II.

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    Alyosha Statue-I

    by mehulraj Updated Dec 26, 2012

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    Alyosha Statue

    Its really a big statue located on top of hill near to Semyonovskaya lake and I saw it when entering harbour. It was my first stop in Murmansk, its easy to be located and we need to take taxi to reach upto this place. Surrounding around this place is really green and view of city and harbour is best from this place.

    Everything on wall is written in Russian so impossible to understand but looking at statue we can realize its kinda war memorial. On other side of this statue I saw few name engraved on wall with medal kind of symbol on it. I suppose they might have put few soldiers name on it. And near to this statue there are two anti air craft guns are installed and its not in working condition, may be its from WW-II.

    And I came to know that its 35.5 meter high and built in 1974. It glazes westwards from where enemies came during WW-II.

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    Remembering the Kursk

    by TarjaH Written Aug 12, 2011

    On August 12, 2000, nuclear submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea. All 118 sailors and officers died.
    The deck cabin of the Kursk is now a memorial next to the orthodox church on the hill next to the harbor. Next the the Kursk's cabing is located another memorial to sailors who have died during peacetime.

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    Statues and monuments other than Alyosha

    by livfaith Written Dec 8, 2009

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    Being a Russian town, Murmansk has it's fair share of statues and monuments. Here are some of the ones we saw:
    Anatoly Bredov (14.07.1923 - 11.10.1944) - a hero of the Second World War (Great Patriotic War) who killed himself and some Nazis by detonating a grenade in the Murmansk region. Can be found on Ulista Lenina next to the stadium
    Lenin - inevitably there is a Lenin and appropriately enough he is to be found on Ulitsa Lenina.
    Lighthouse - never used as a real lighthouse but built in 2002 as a monument to sailors who died in peacetime. Inside on the ground floor is a memorial hall - a handy place to warm up for a few minutes if it's cold outside! Outside it is a monument to submariners who dies in peacetime. Also some good views of the nuclear icebreakers from here and the nearby church. You will see it on the way to Alyosha near lake Semyonovskaya. If you take the number 5 bus, get off at the top of the hill,near the church.

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    Visiting Alyosha

    by livfaith Written Dec 8, 2009

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    Alyosha is the huge Soviet statue situated on a hill outside just outside Murmansk. Built in 1974 and over 35 metres in height, Alyosha is a memorial to an unknown soldier in the Second World War. There are great views of the city and the docks to be had from the statue as well as of the surrounding countryside. Plus the hero city monuments (Murmansk is one of twelve Soviet cities and one fortress to be awarded this status for outstanding heroism during the Second World War) and eternal flame are also nearby.

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    Lighthouse monument

    by Saringuis Written Jul 18, 2007

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    This lighthouse was built as a memorial to the sailors lost at sea during peacetime. Inside you will find a book containing the names of crewmembers who sank with the Kursk and you will hear sound effects of wind and clashing sea waves.

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    Hike through the Tundra

    by Saringuis Updated Jul 18, 2007

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    You can hike to the Alyosha through the Tundra if you don't follow the paved road. It's a nice hike, not too long or too hard. There are some great rocks to have a break on, to enjoy the vieuw and the silence.

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  • a) Snowmobile ride (Winter,...

    by lukeduke Written Sep 7, 2002

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    a) Snowmobile ride (Winter, Travel agency in Murmansk: www.mkti.ru, tel. 007 8152 54 22 69). b) Downhill Skiing in Kirovsk (ca. 250km, direct buses start right in front of the railway station, ski rent is possible there). c) Visit of an atomic powered icebreaker (contact Inturist, tel. 007 8152 45 43 85). d) There are more (illegal, since this is a military zone) adventures to do, but here (in the public) it is wiser not to tell how...

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    Look in the tourist and...

    by LotharAdam Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Look in the tourist and business folder of Murmansk, you can get it from the hotel, and ask the hotel staff. There are many museums in Murmansk, the Murmansk Regional Museum, Military museums, Post museum, atom museum, Telecom Museum,... I was only 3 days here and I have only visited the Regional Museum.Walk around in the city center (Prospekt Lenina = Lenin Street); look at the new renovated buildings and the nice colours. You can make a shopping tour, there are many shops at Central place (Hotel Arctica) and Lenin street. You can only pay in russian currency.You can visit the statue 'Aljosha', a military monument. Let you show the way in Hotel.If you are in winter in Murmansk - make a snow scooter tour. MKTI-Tour offers this tour for about 70 USD - that's not expensive and you will see a overwhelming, beautiful land, only a few miles off Murmansk. Please check with your Hotel, the telephone number at the base is 8-253-92510; the town office has the number 54-03-90. Perhaps they have a Website, look at google or so. You need no special licences and you can rent all the tackle you need (Helmet, Gloves and so). YOu can only go by taxi to the base, but be alert and check the price before you are beginning the tour. Arrange the retour tour with the driver you bring to this point - if you do not, it's possible that you have to pay a too high price for the way back to Murmansk. If you have time enough, you can walk from the base to the town Kola and take there a town bus or a train to Murmansk - it's beautiful and you will see more of this interesting region of Europe. And it costs less - the train or bus ticket costs maximal 1-2 USD - the taxi costs about 10 USD, each way. Ask the operator at MKTI Tour for the way to the town Kola - I think, it's about a 1h30min walk.

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