The average cost of one square meter of housing in the Murmansk region

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
Apatity 21700 $350/m2
Kirovsk 21715 $350/m2
Monchegorsk 15000 just under $250/m2
Olenegorsk 17100 just under $400/m2
Severomorsk 35500 slightly over $500/m2
Revda 10609 $160/m2
Polarnye Zori 30000 under $500/m2
Molochny 35750 over $500/m2
Pushnoy 7895 slightly over $100/m2
Murmashi 31025 $500/m2

Source: www.b-port.com

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Youri Gagarin museum opens in Safonovo just north of Murmansk

gagarintvkultura.ru reports that the house where Gagarin lived during his pre-cosmonaut days while serving for the northern air fleet has been moved to the closed military town of Safonovo ~25km NE from Murmansk, where it has been restored and made part of the local aviation museum exposition.

The museum can be visited “by appointment only” and a permit, said to take about a month to obtain, is required to enter Safonovo.

Museum’s tel. number is  +7(81537)64398.

Severomorsk

A summary is coming up. I think I shared latest info on restrictions for foregin travellers somewhere in the Foreigner travel specifics and peculiarities. Feel free to ask me to look into the current situation. more >>

A photographer and a makeup artist in Murmansk and Severomorsk

1I’m pleased present my old friend Alena, the owner and mastermind of the Lada Studios. Several years ago she gave up on science (biology) that pays crap here, and re-invented herself as a makeup artist.

Studio and outdoor photography, weddings, or the “fantasy” genre. Her personal favourite is body art.

Tel. +7 908 605 2911. Russian only but if you need help communicating write to umkasever@yandex.ru with copy to alexandragor4@yandex.ru.

Below are a few pictuers that give an idea of their work.

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