A quick visit to Polarnie Zori (“Polar Dawns”)

5That’s the first city north from Kandalaksha, ~20km north towards Murmansk. Went there just because it was a sunny March day.

A town with a definite “built in the early 1970s” feel, with its apparent raison d’etre being to house the Kola Nuclear Station workers.

Population, ~15 th., is less than half the size of Kandalaksha.

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Of travel practicalities, a hotel’s billboard was noticed. (Click to enlarge.)

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6A fighter jet is installed in the main square.


The town is clean and appears to be well-maintained. Unlike Kandalaksha, it has a well-supplied bookstore.

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