A few days ago there was a report of a tiger roaming the woods in the vicinity of Monchegorsk, and it stirred up quite a commotion.
Yesterday drove through 250km of snow and blizzard on the insistent request of my mate, who apparently needed some variety to clear her head off the eider thoughts. If anybody does not know, she is intensely working on a book on the relationship between humans and eider ducks. Sometimes that results in brain overheat, thus the need for a cooling trip once in a while.
|Location||Roubles/m2||In $US at the current exchange rate of 62 roubles per $1US|
|Murmansk||37202||Just over $500/m2|
|Kola||37052||just over $500/m2|
|Monchegorsk||15000||just under $250/m2|
|Olenegorsk||17100||just under $400/m2|
|Severomorsk||35500||slightly over $500/m2|
|Polarnye Zori||30000||under $500/m2|
|Pushnoy||7895||slightly over $100/m2|
Natalia Berlina, a researcher of the Lapland Reserve, photographs the last sun rays in the center of the Kola Peninsula. They are back only the middle of January.
Our friend, the doctor of intensive care, charmnig Tatiana, and her company traveled along the route St. Petersburg – Titovka – Highlands Musta – Tunturi – Middle Peninsula – Murmansk – Teriberka – Kandalaksha – Umba – Kashkarantsy – Cape Ship – Nilmoguba – Petersburg in 10 days.
Want to do it too? We will help you choose the route according to your taste, supply a car with a driver and a translator.
See photos from Tatiana and Co.’s trip.. more >>
Midway between Kandalaksha and Murmansk, 100-something kilometers north from Kandalaksha, very good highway as Nov. 2013.
CLAIM TO FAME
It is burned out forest south of the North Nickel plant. Another association with “Monchegorsk” are gangland property transfers in early 2000s. Monchegorsk still servers as a reliable source of criminal news although these days they there is rarely anything spectacular. Mostly drugs and pedophilia (a campaign against these two in in full swing), scam, and petty theft.