Epiphany ice bathing in Kandalaksha Jan. 18 and 19

This year the Orthodox Epiphany ice-hole dip will take place near the fish breeding operation’s dam between ulitsa Naberezhnaya and ulitsa Rybovodnaya, east end of town.

The authorities promise to equip the place with heated tents and lighting, and provide police and ambulance presence.

The hole in the ice will be sanctified at 7:30pm and made accessible to the adventurous from 8pm to 2pm next day, Jan. 19 2017.

The 99th anniversary of the Communist revolution

A small if not to say tiny demonstration to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Communist revolution took place in Kandalaksha on November 7..november-7-3

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“Stories by beauty Kanda” August 29 2016

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The fourth City festival of folk art “Stories by Beauty Kanda” is happening on August 29 in Kandalaksha. The festival will include a beauty contest, will feature singing and dancing groups, and most of the city and area craftsmen will be present too. Last year it was a lively event worth visiting.

If you want to be an active participant – and there were a few from abroad last year – e-mail mo.sodeistvie@yandex.ru or phone 8 (81533)9-40-46 before August 19.

The City Day

monastery-cape-1A typical event of this sort, with most of local arts and crafts community present. New was a noticeable number of the police, and people with newly fashionable “patriotic” symbolics, such as this gentleman with “Glory to great Stalin” T-shirt AND an Orthodox cross on his bag, a combination that exemplifies present-day Russia:

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Flu epidemic is officially over

flu-seasontnt-kandalaksha.ru reports that cases of flu are way down in the Murmansk region in the last two weeks, and that “special scheduling” has been lifted off local schools and public gatherings.

 

An exhibition of old (and ancient) photo cameras in Kandalaksha

05..is on the display in the Kandalaksha History Museum (ul. Pervomayskaya 40) till Jan. 22.

Cameras made in Russia and abroad are from the collection of the Murmansk Regional Local History Museum and the private collection “Photo Art Gallery”.

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Book freemarket today

book-exchangeThe first ever free book exchange is happening in Kandalaksha today in the City Library No. 3 at ulitsa Piteo 2 from 12 to 5pm.

For information call 8 (8-15-33) 3-42-60.

Garbage sorting line to be installed at the Kandalaksha dump

garbageI’ve overheard a report to the effect that the local authorities in charge of garbage collection and disposal have acquired a garbage-sorting line and are about to install it at the local dump.

But no, there is no hint at introducing separation at the garbage dumpster stage to be done by the residents.

New laws making garbage sorting a requirement have apparently been introduced. Lots of $$ are waiting for someone who’ll come here with the knowledge and technology to accomplish this.

A few photos from the Beaty Kanda’s Tales festival yesterday

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Alexandra making photos of the main scene

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A Saami folk singer from Lovozero

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Arctic Trophy – 2015

arctic-trophyArctic Trophy-2015 motor rally starts in Kandalaksha on Sunday August 30 at 12 noon from the main square.

Participants will register in the Belomorye hotel on the 29th from 10am to 10pm, and have their vehicles inspected.

The race is towards the Barents sea coast, it will last a week, and is 500km long. The event has been held for ~20 years.

Here is a video from Arctic Trophy-2013 to give you an idea of what it looks like: