This Sherman tank was on board of Thomas Donaldson transport ship on its way to Murmansk in March 1945 as part of the JW-65 convoy under the Lend-Lease program. It was hit by a German torpedo near the Kil’din Island and sank. The ship is still at the bottom of the Barents sea while some of its load was brought to the surface, including this Sherman tank delivered to the Murmansk port and put on a railroad platform today. Its final destination is one of St. Petersburg museums. For more see this b-port article.
An exhibition entitled “Sun City. The Architecture of Communism”, dedicated to Soviet architecture of 1960s to 1980s, is open till Sept. 4 at the Murmansk Regional Art Museum (ul. Kominterna 13). It aims to demonstrate to the public the language of Soviet-era building style, dominated by the idea of space exploration, via 150 photos.
The Center of Social and Psychological Assistance and Legal Support for the Victims of Discrimination and Homophobia “Maximum” has been found guilty of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors” on the group’s VK page, and fined 100 th. roubles (about $1500 at the current exchange rate).
|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|
Food, clothing, kitchen ware, household chemicals, seeds and seedlings. Over 70 producers, many of them local, are expected.
May 18-21: 11am to 7:30pm;
May 22: 11am to 5:30pm.
I’m regularly asked about local producers and business opportunities here. Events such as this one may be a good place to start exploring the local scene.
White nighs have started in Murmansk May 2, with the sun not going lower than 6 degrees below the horizon, and the Polar Day, with the sun actually going around in a circle, lasts from May 21 to July 21.
The following events may be of interest to anyone thinking of doing business in the Murmansk region. They all take place at the Murmansk Expo at Kolsky prospekt 51A, in the center of Murmansk. A good place to review the local business scene or to present your product.
Want to visit one of the events but can’t take the time? Hire me! I’ll collect materials from exhibitors and distribute yours, and deliver your message by talking on your behalf to other participants.
Sea. Resouces. Technologies 2016 March 16-18 2016
Education. Profession. Carrier: Human Resources for business 2016 March 24-26 2016
Not too bad in Kandalaksha. A few pieces of roofing metal blown down and last remains of ice come crushing from roofs but nothing unusual for this time of year. But they say in Murmansk it is considerably worse, with small dogs blown off sidewalks and an airplane in the Murmashi airport turned upside down. Bad news from Lovozero too..
See more (in English) at the site of the Arctic State University.
And here is a little film showing how it floats and gets back on ice: