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:

 

 

 

If you are in Kandalaksha this weekend..

sun-city-2..consider a visit to the Sun-City Festival between Kandalaksha and Luvenga. Watch for a sign on the main road.

Performances, workshops, arts and crafts for sale.

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“History of the Murmansk Railroad”

railroad-murmanskThe Murmansk Regional History Museum is coming to Kandalaksha with a display of about 50 photos, mostly old black-and-white, describing the history of the Petrozavodsk to Murmansk railroad from the beginning of its construction in 1915 to the present day. The exhibition will be held in the Kandalaksha Museum (ulitsa Pervomayskaya 40) from July 11 to August 10 2015.

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Sailing regatta in Kandalaksha on June 30

It’s a part of Inter-regional yacht competition will be held June 27-July 3 near Chupa organized by the Sea Yacht Club of Chupa.

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15 yachts are expected to take part in the race from the port to the labyrinth. The event starts at 5pm, with the race beginning at 6pm. At 8pm awards will be given, and a concert for visitors held during the race.

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Weather-related changes are possible.

May 23 ban on the sale of alcohol

sobrietyYou won’t be able to buy any type of booze, including beer, the whole of May 23, 2015 because it’s the “end of school” day.

Stock up, or get ready to spend the day unanesthetized.

Victory Day parade in Kandalaksha

The event was subdued enough not to offend my taste. Nothing smacking of pompous Moscow-style parade.

Kandalaksha Bay Cup 2015

Inter-regional yacht competition will be held June 27-July 3 near Chupa organized by the Sea Yacht Club of Chupa.

chupa_yaht_clubThe regatta starts with a qualifying commission at Sonostrov on June 27 2015. Then the regatta moves through Umba (June 29), and Kandalaksha (June 30). A so-called “port race” will be held in Kandalaksha for the Kandalaksha Administration prize. The place to observe the race is from the Monastyrski Navolok (east end of Kandalaksha). The race ends on July 3 in Chupa, Karelia. Participants, spectators, and event sponsors are invited.

Regatta route:

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Our ecotourism friends in Chupa now have their site

It is for the time being Russian only although they do speak English. To help them access international audience I’ve prepared the following English summary of what they offer.

Arctic Dolphin Ecotourism. Chupa, Loukhi District, Republic of Karelia

1Skype: suprunenko.yuliya  Telephones: +7 921 227 1158, +7 953 537 3240, +7 953 537 3114  E-mail: yulka-tm@yandex.ru

This is a summary. For full version see polarny-delfin.ru, in Russian.

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