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July 12 in Murmansk the main professional holiday - Day of the fisherman – has been celebrated. Despite the gloomy weather, the feast lasted until the evening. The artists on the stage followed one after another, Murmansk citizens were dancing, singing, having fun. “Fisherman's Tavern" worked on Vorovskogo street, where one could taste barbecue piping hot, not only of meat, but also of tasty salmon, try grilled trout, salmon steaks, baked in foil on the grill, buy canned and sun-dried, smoked, salted fish products, as well as much more. For example, be treated with a variety of pastries, cakes, pies, drink hot tea or coffee; buy handmade souvenirs, intricate balloons and cotton candy.

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36 economic entities - individual entrepreneurs and legal entities – participated in the itinerant holiday trade, organized by the Committee for Economic Development of the Administration of the city of Murmansk. Trade and festivities lasted until 7 pm that day.

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June 23 specialists of the "Murmansk city parks" municipal institution conducted a test launch of two fountains, reported the press service of the City Administration.

One of them is a musical one on the Semenovskoe lake. From mid-July last year, it also worked in a test mode, for the experts for the first time installed such a mechanism in the northern latitudes.

Even the place of a permanent installation of the fountain on the water was discovered by land-surveyors. The special design let not disassemble it and submerge to a depth of 4-5 meters without any problems.

- After the lifting we dried all the mechanisms, configured nozzles, everything works flawlessly - said the director of the municipal institution "Murmansk city parks" Alexander Nakai. - Fountain will gladden residents and visitors of the city till mid-autumn.

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The construction of a new fountain in the park on Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya which has become the main decoration of the green area is completed,. The poured construction is performed in a form of three petals. In addition, the workers have already established two playgrounds here. Urns and wrought-iron benches, which will be installed in the park, have already been ordered. In addition, it is planned to adjust the lighting system this summer: lights will be replaced with more powerful ones.


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The archives for 1915-1916 still contain correspondence on establishment of the pier in the Semyonovskaya bay and Semenovo station. The report to the Assistant Chief of the construction of the railway from October 12, 1915 indicates renaming station Semenovskaya Bay in Murman station. The station received its name the year before the city of Murmansk was founded.

The station has rich and glorious history. During the Great Patriotic War, the enemy bombed it 97 times: 755 high-explosive and 42,000 flame bombs were dropped. Despite numerous attacks and heavy losses, the station managed to organize a flawless transshipment from ships and sending special trains with military freights received from the Allies. In 1945, for the exemplary performance of the tasks on the transportation of military cargo the Murmansk station team was handed the Red Banner of the State Defense Committee.

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The staff of the station of Murmansk, and today it is 229 people, many times was awarded with high industry awards. The team of the station meets its anniversary with good results. Between 1990 and 2015, the turnover of the station increased by 1.3 times and amounted to 12.5 million tons. Unloading of goods increased in recent years - mainly due to goods going for export through Murmansk Commercial Sea Port. In 2015 unloaded of the export prevails in the work of the station and is 97.1% of the total unloading, or 92.3% of the total turnover of the station.

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The coal going for export became one of the most important cargos for the station and the Murmansk Commercial Sea Port. The first coal was shipped for export in 1993. Now the amount of coal being unloaded in Murmansk Commercial Sea Port is 36087 tons on average per day, for 8 months of 2015 unloading of coal was 8.6 million tons, or 73.6% of the total unloading of the station. The absolute record for the unloading of coal was set July 6, 2015, when 47,541 tons of coal was unloaded.

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Festive events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the station will be held on Friday, October 16. It is planned to open a unique exhibition of historic photographs, to hold a concert and award the best workers.


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June 23 the training sailing ship "Krusenstern" entered the seaport of Murmansk for the first time. The navigation of the sailing ship is a part of the historic-memorial expedition, devoted to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Excursions, including photo exhibition, demonstration of the copy of the Victory Banner from the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the museum ship, the marine temple, introduction of the technical specifications and the configuration of the sailboat, will be organized on board for citizens and guests of the city.
Coming on board of "Kruzenshtern" will be able for residents of the Arctic June 23 from 16.00 till 20.00 and 24 June from 9.00 to 16.00. To visit the sailing ship you need to have an identity document.

The ship is built in 1925-1926 at the German shipyard near Bremerhaven. After 20 years of sailing it became the property of the Soviet Union after reparations and was renamed in honor of the famous Russian explorer, admiral Ivan Fedorovich Krusenstern. Port of registration is Kaliningrad.

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In Murmansk the renovated park was opened at the Five Corners. Park The fountain with the symbol of sea Murmansk – an anchor - decorated the park.
A modern and beautiful recreation area was created on 17 thousand square meters, which will no doubt pleasantly surprise both residents and visitors of the city.

Cobbled paths, benches, urns and a playground with tartan cover appeared on Five Corners. More than 2,000 trees and shrubs were planted. The stele with the names of honorary citizens of hero-city of Murmansk was renovated.

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Original lights, which always decorated the park, were preserved, restored and returned to their place. Some new lights were cast according to historical patterns.
A boulevard opened to the public on the Pushkin street became a logical extension of the Five Corners park. Here, in addition to the new lighting and benches, a viewing window from durable glass with illumination was equipped to demonstrate the historical paving stones, which were discovered during the reconstruction of this area.

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"The result of that we see today is staggering – said the mayor of the city Alexey Veller. - Glad to see how the whole city center is being renovated: there are the restored Arctic, and the park on Leningradskaya street and boulevards on Pushkin and Vorovskogo streets"

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- I would like to thank everyone who worked on the reconstruction of the park - Andrey Sysoev added. - We managed not only to keep its romantic mood, but also to make a bright accent in the form of a fountain with a symbol of sea Murmansk – an anchor.


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Sights of a city of Murmansk

Memorial to Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War («Alyosha»)
Location - Murmansk city, Green Cape Hill From the first days of the opening...
The memorial «To the Seamen who died in peacetime»
Location – Murmansk city, descent between Chelyuskintsev Street and Geroev Severomortsev Avenue "To...
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Marine Cathedral, Church of the “Savior on Waters”
Location – Murmansk, descent between Chelyuskintsev Street and Geroev Severomortsev Avenue Marine Orthodox...
The nuclear-powered icebreaker «Lenin»
Location - Murmansk city, Portovy Passage, 25 (pier of the Murmansk Sea...
Murmansk Regional Drama Theatre
Location – Murmansk city, Lenin Ave, 49 Theatre was opened in February 1,...
The bridge across the Kola Bay
Location – Murmansk city, the shore of the Kola Bay near Pribrezhnaya...
The Naval Museum of the Northern fleet
Location – Murmansk city, Tortsev Street, 15 The naval Museum of the Northern fleet...
Memorial «To seamen-submariners who died in peacetime» (cabin of NPS «Kursk»)
Location – Murmansk city, descent between Chelyuskintsev Street and Geroev Severomortsev Avenue Cabin...
Drama theatre of the Northern Fleet
Location – Murmansk city, Kolsky Avenue, 136 The first location of the theater...