Zaozyorsk Russia



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Description: The northwestern corner of Russia lies on the Barents Sea. an arm of the Arctic Ocean. In Murmansk Oblast (province), the broad, eastward-pointing Kola Peninsula (Kolskiy Poluostrov) separates the

The northwestern corner of Russia lies on the Barents Sea. an arm of the Arctic Ocean. In Murmansk Oblast (province), the broad, eastward-pointing Kola Peninsula (Kolskiy Poluostrov) separates the Barents Sea from the nearly-enclosed White Sea, which extends southward more than 500 km (300 mi). This page includes lighthouses of the northwestern corner of Murmansk Oblast, including the Pachenga, Zaozyorsk, and Vidyayevo districts; this area adjoins the Norwegian border northwest of Murmansk city.

It may come as a surprise to lighthouse fans to learn that there are many lighthouses along these Arctic waterways, including more than a few nineteenth century towers built under the tsars. These lighthouses are surely among the most poorly known in the world. Under the Soviets, almost none of them were accessible to Westerners, and even today many areas in the Russian North are restricted. But cruise ships are beginning to visit these waters, so conditions for visiting the lighthouses may be improving.

Special thanks to Michel Forand for his extensive research on the lighthouses of this area. However, we still need photos of many sites. If you have any photos of lighthouses in this area, or spot any such photos on the Internet, please let me know .

Russian lighthouses are owned and operated by the Russian Navy, although some of them have civilian keepers. The Russian word for a lighthouse is mayak ( маяк ); mys ( мыс ) is a cape and ostrov ( остров ) is an island.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights . Admiralty numbers are from volume L of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. Russian light list (RU) numbers are from Russian Navy Publication 2103, as reported by the Admiralty. U.S. NGA numbers are from Publication 115.

General Sources Lighthouse photos This Ukrainian site is a rich source of photos for Russian and Ukrainian lighthouses. Lighthouses in Murmansk Oblast Photos by various photographers available from Wikimedia. World of Lighthouses - Arctic Coast of Russia Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net. Russische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.




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