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Location – Murmansk, the square near Murmansk Regional Drama Theatre

The author of monument to the frontier guards of the Arctic was an honored Russian sculptor Ivan Melnikov from Smolensk.

A border sign rises above the pedestal that symbolises the harsh northern cliffs. Around it three frontier guards froze guarding the land, sea and air borders. They stand back to back with arms at the ready, and at their feet froze forever faithful friend - frontier dog.

Together with the defenders of the homeland borders Ivan Melnikov immortalized in bronze legendary frontier post A-35, standing on the ridge Musta-Tunturi. The guards recieved the first strike of German troops on June 29, 1941. Some years they fought bravely on the banks of rivers Lotta and Titovka on the ridge Musta-Tunturi and near Kandalaksha. It is on the Kola Peninsula, the enemy was not able to fully cross the Soviet border.

Many years have passed since the victory, and the frontier guards still reliably cover the north-western borders of the country. After all, these days Murmansk region borders with 2 states - Norway and Finland, and is a basis for the protection of the sea borders of Russia in the Arctic. 

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Location – Murmansk, territory of park «Semenovskoe Lake»

In October 2, 2013 in Murmansk was opened a monument to Cat Semyon, who for more than 6 years was travelling home from Moscow to Murmansk to its owners.

"In 1987, Sinishin family was returning back home from vacation. Their cat Semyon, luxurious representative of Siamese breed accompanied them. But, alas, during a stop in Moscow, Sinishins lost their pet. They had no longer hope to see again the pet, as 6 years later pretty shabby Semyon appeared on the doorstep of their apartment. Just think, to get back home, the cat overcame more than two thousand miles. "

Purrer`s heroic deed could not remain unnoticed, and now on the site of the Semenovskoe Lake his bronze figure catches the eye of thousands people of Murmansk.

The memory of his odyssey is a symbol of devotion of pets to their owners.

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Location – Murmansk, Geroev Severomortsev Avenue, 4

Murmansk Oceanarium - Europe's only aquarium complex on the study of arctic seals, which solves complex problems of environmental education and public education. Birthday of oceanarium is October 4, 1996.

Seven artists-seals live in Murmansk Oceanarium. They belong to the order of pinnipeds (Pinnipedia). Pinnipeds - a medium-sized or large animals adapted to life in water.

In aquarium you can see the 4 species of pinnipeds. These are listed in Red Book rear gray seals Philip Kay, Varya, Dasha; bearded seal Dik; seal Knopka and harp seal Persik. Animals artists are pleased to present solo and group performances, demonstrate their acrobatic and artistic skills.

A pleasant surprise for the guests of the oceanarium is a beautiful and informative laser movie about Arctic pinnipeds.

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Location - Murmansk, Lenin Avenue, 90

The oldest museum of the Murmansk region, founded in 1926. Located in the building is a historical monument of the city. Engaged in acquisition, storage, popularization of historical and cultural monuments of the Murmansk region. Has 17 exposition halls.

The exhibition "The Nature of the Murmansk region" represented mineral wealth of the Kola Peninsula, the materials of the Kola ultradeep wells, the unit tunes in the Guinness Book of Records about the animal and plant world of the region. Exposure to the region's history contains archaeological monuments, authentic household items, tools of traditional crafts and Sami Pomors interiors of dwellings, churches and layouts Kola fortress trade items of the past centuries, the exhibits on the construction of the railway and the city of Murmansk.

The postwar period history of the region shows the materials for the restoration of the economy of the Murmansk region in the years 1945-1960, the economic development of the region (fishing, mining and chemical industry, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, energy, transport, agriculture and forestry), science and culture.

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Location – Murmansk, crossroads of Lenin Avenue and Profsoyuzov street

On May 9, 1958 at the crossroads of Lenin Avenue and Profsoyuzov street a monument to the Hero of the Soviet Union, citizen of Murmansk Anatoly Bredov was opened.

The three-meter bronze statue depicts a soldier in the moment of highest tension of all his spiritual and physical strength. The face expresses determination, willingness to fulfill the military duty. Fluttering flaps of the martial cloak emphasize rushing. Service shirt skintights strong body, highly raised right hand grips a grenade. All the muscles are tense in this last throw. He relies on a granite boulder with his knee, soulless peace which clearly contrasts with the figure of a soldier full of dynamism. Monument extols patriotism, devotion to the Fatherland.

The round shape of the pedestal is made of almost untreated stone of the northern polar and recalls the hills, where the hero has taken his fight to the death.

On the pedestal is engraved in gold: "Komsomol and Youth of Murmansk To Anatoly Bredov"

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...