British cemetery in the outskirts of Murmansk

british-cemetery-murmanskThere is said to be a British military cemetery in Murmansk by Planernoye Pole (“Glider Field”), with 40 graves from 1917-1918, when an international effort was made to bail Russia out of trouble. They were moved there from from their original location at ulitsa Burkova when an amusement rides park was build there in 1970s. Most graves are symbolic, a few are real. Origin:

A tephophile report

21The Old Pomor Cemetery (“Staroye pomorskoye kladbishe”) at the Monastery cape. Most tombstones show birth in 1850-1900 and death in the 1950-1960.

For photos of this and many other cemetaries see Alexandra’s blog >>

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German cemeteries

(1) Near Old Salla (now occupied by evil Russkies) but access is physically possible summers only, and foreign travellers require permits. Speak with the Salla Tourist Information office about getting such a permit.


(2) Near Lupche-Savino, 7km north west from Kandalaksha. Burried here are interns from Schlesien (Silesia) and East Brandenburg.



Cultural and historic sites around Salla and Old Salla

Stumbled into a pdf file of a brochure prepared by the Salla Tourist Information office >>  Lots on 1939 and 1941-1944 war history there, including Finnish and German cemeteries near Old Salla, now occupied by Russia.