7th Aug 11 - Murmansk, Russia

Arrived in Russia from Norway. Raining.

The dockyard welcome gave some indication of what was to come
Murmansk cityscape...
...with its many apartment blocks
Kirov Statue - Governor of Murmansk during the War.
The Russian Orthodox Cathedral
The interior of the Orthodox Cathedral
The monuments to the sailors from Murmansk that have lost their lives. The bottom one is the sail or conning tower of the Kurst submarine which sank nearby  quite recently with the loss of all lives.
Monument to the Defenders of the Kola Land. 40 metre high statue set on the hill overlooking the town.