I haven’t inspected this one myself but judging from the number of billboards the “Bear Corner” a major tourist center. more >>
Lots of really useful information but it is in Russian only. However, the author of the guide is our good friend and we will work with her on English-language edition of the guidebook.
Competitions sailing yachts will start tonight from Kandalaksha. Yachts will be a difficult route for a ten days.
One of the participants in Eugene Wisniewski, our friend and guide to he vicinity of Kandalaksha
Norway keeps a General Consulate that also represents interests of The Netherlands and Sweden. Finland has a section of the General Consulate and represents France.
Belorussia and Iceland have hononary – whatever that means – consulates in Murmansk.
Seventeen registered denominations is and impressive number for a city of less than half a million. They have a Catholic church, Lutherans, Baptists, Jehowa’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Pentecostals, and Hare Krishna devotees whatever their official name is. Don’t see such liberties being allowed in the Russian mainland.
Information for Travellers. Getting to Solovki; Climate, Weather, Flora and Fauna; Where to Stay; Rules for Visitors; Information for Pilgrims; Religious Feast Days; Excursions; Tour Operators and other. Solovki.info>>
Yura, 8 910 846 6538, an engineer from Tver, dropped it all, constructed a cabin out of misc. scraps on the left side of the Volga ~20 miles down from Staritsa.
Guests welcomed but accommodation is as basic – but also as quiet and picturesque – as it gets.
Photos coming up.
Several hundred ancient petroglyphs (pictures on stones) on the islands of the Kanozero lake, 50km from Umba. These cave paintings belong to the Neolithic period or Early Iron Age, 3000-2000BC. They depict ancient inhabitants of this place, scenes of hunting and fishing, fish and animals, religious symbols. Scientists think this place could be one of the most important sanctuaries of northern Europe. Presently it is protected as a “historic site”.