Information on Murmansk Oblast, Republic of Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Nenets Autonomous Oblast and Republic of Komi
- Alakurtti - about the village, history, nature, photos.
Murmansk (eng, pyc)
- Monchegorsk portal - general information, tourist info, history, photos, culture and nature.
Nickel (Wikipedia: Nikkeli)
- Tourist info - hotels, restaurants and tourism companies - in English
- Olenogorks portal - administration, photos, companies, telephone catalogues, history
- Olenegorsk - informal urban site (translator)
Closed Cities of the Murmansk Region (ZATO map)
In the Murmansk Region there are several so-called "Closed Administrative Territorial Formation", or ZATO (zakrytye administrativno-territorial’nye obrazovaniia). During the Cold War they were often referred to as the "Secret Cities." All of the closed cities in the Murmansk region holds naval bases of the Northern fleet. They are know under different names. Today’s offical name is listed first. In addition to Polyarnyy and Severomorsk, there are four closed cities: Ostrovnoy (Gremikha, Murmansk-140), Zaozersk (Zapdnaya Litsa, Murmansk-150), Skalistyy (Gadzhievo, Murmansk-130) and Snezhogorsk (Murmansk-60). Some of the ZATO have their own offical web-sites (only in Russian):
Republic of Karelia
Republic of Karelia
Kareliainfo.org - Internet guide to information services on the Republic of Karelia
Karelian tourism portal - Tourist Information Center is a new form for providing tourism-related information and interacting with travel industry.
Maps of Karelia - Karelia on the map of Northern Europe; map of administrative division;map of population density; Transportation;Tourist companies and Attractions;cultural institutions; museums
Lakhdenpokhya (Lahdenpohja) - Background information: the history of the city and its environs, the events of contemporary life, information on individual companies and institutions, photo gallery, the work of urban art school students, etc.
Medvezhyegorsk - information about city: history and photographs of the city; timetable of trains. (translator)
Heninen.net - information about villages in the Republic of Karjala and history of Karelia