Abandoned military ships on the shore of Pala Bay, Murmansk region. Some have turned into decayed carcasses. Others still hope for the day of scrapping. They say that this place is still a dangerous source of radiation because this tanker could have carried radioactive wastes.
According to the site of enthusiasts of industrial tourism from the Murmansk region, Russia: “General view of Pala Bay, Green Island can be seen in the background. The island is literally strewn with shipwrecks, until recently the hull of a technical tanker of project 1783A lay on its shore. According to rumors this tanker was used to transport radioactive waste, they say the bottom of the bay in the area of the island still has a lot of “phonite”.” Continue reading »
Defenders Of The Soviet Arctic During The Great Patriotic War – The Giant Monument On The Edge Of Russia
The monument ‘Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War’ – better known as ‘Alyosha’ celebrates the defense of Murmansk during WWII. As a result of the long and exhausting clashes in 1941-1942, Soviet troops thwarted joint German-Finnish armies to capture this important Soviet northern port-city.
The square with this 115 feet-high monument is beloved by locals and visitors to the city alike, since here they can enjoy remarkable views over Murmansk. Continue reading »