World snowmobile tour in support of diabetes research reports that this tour starts from Michigan tomorrow, Feb. 5, and enters the Kola Peninsula from Finland on Feb. 21 to end in Murmansk.

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Buran snowmobile, 1976 model, Varzuga


Hordes of snow-scooters from the 70s still active in Varzuga. This was the first time I saw them up close in a working situation. They can tow 2-3 loaded sleighs so one of these arrangements is not much less capable than a pickup truck.

Car Rental in Kirovsk

From around $40 per day for a self-driven Lada to $300 for a passenger van complete with a driver said to be well oriented in the area. See or

They also offer bike and snowmobile rental.