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What does:

"However, in the face of fierce Soviet resistance and active defence of the Soviet Navy, neither capture of the city nor cutting off the vital Karelian railway line resulted."

mean? Can someone rewrite that sentence? I have a feeling it could be a typhical russian way of saying something, and with english words, but I don't know russian...—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

I re-phrased the sentence per your request; hopefully it reads better now.—Ëzhiki (ërinacëus amurënsis) • (yo?); 12:17, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Fleet headquarters[edit]

Severomorsk, NOT Murmansk is "the headquarters of the Russian Northern Fleet", Polyarny being its main base. Kollfan 15:47, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Infobox added[edit]

Added the infobox Ilyushka88 15:19, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Postal address request[edit]

SZRK - Murmansk LTD It is a 4 or 5 story building right on the waterfront. I would like to get the mailing address!

Capital of Kola Penisula[edit]

Is this the capital of the Kola Peninsula? Fila7689567301465576788 (talk) 18:36, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh it isn't. Fila7689567301465576788 (talk) 18:37, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


This is the English language Wikipedia. It doesn't do many people much good for references to be in Russian. Proxy User (talk) 21:13, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Some corrections to be made in the main article[edit]

  • The Finnish name for the town was originally Muurmanni, missing from article.
  • On the Kuola vuono (fjord) shores were mainly Finnish fisherman villages in 1916.
  • The adminstrative center (a tiny village less than 200 inhabitants in 1915) was Kuola.
  • Muurmanni was just a fisherman village some 10 versts north of Kuola.
  • The building of Muurmannin rautatie (Murmansk Railway not Karelian Railway) started in 1915.
  • The population of Kuola Peninsula was less than 50.000 in 1914.
  • The railway builders came to Muurmanni mainly via Narvik, Norway from different parts of Russian empire.
  • They travelled by rail from Petrograd to Narvik being shipped in Norwegian steam ships to Kola fjord.
  • Their total number was about 6.000 to 6.500 men aged between 16 - 65 years of old.
  • The first Bolsheviks from south entered Murmansk only in March 1920. Miller left in February 1920. There was a appointed "White Governor in Murmansk" to February 23, 1920. The names of the key persons are well known and what happened there in 1920 is well documented, but not in Russian history, even the names of bandit leaders in the area.
  • The importance of Murmansk as supply harbour in 1916 - 1918 was of minimum importance.
  • The American captains refused to enter to Kola Fjord to Murmansk tiny harbour in 1915 - 1917.
  • Most of the supplies for Russia were unloaded at Narvik harbour in Norway. Then transferred by rail to Luleå and shipped to Finnish ports in The Grand Duchy of Finland, mainly to Rauma. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:46, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


Is there a contradiction where the article says: "This resistance was eventually recognized in 1985 by the Soviet Union with the formal designation of Murmansk as a Hero City on May 6, 1985 [9]. In commemoration of this event, the massive statue Alyosha, depicting a Russian soldier of World War II, was erected overlooking the city harbour." and the photo caption of same statue in Gallery section where it says "The 42-meter-tall Murmansk Alyosha, a World War II monument unveiled in 1974." ? Is Mise (talk) 22:55, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

While the 1985 is indeed the date when the Hero City status was bestowed on Murmansk, the monument was opened eleven years earlier, in 1974. It was to commemorate the victory in the Great Patriotic war, but is completely unrelated to the Hero Status designation. I have made appropriate corrections. Thanks for catching this!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 14:07, March 19, 2009 (UTC)


I lived in Murmansk for 15 years and never heard about it. There are omly PLANS to found it and not very active.-- (talk) 10:11, 1 September 2010 (UTC)


The article could do with more information on the local economy. Some is found under the topic of transportation, but does Murmansk solely rely on this? If so, it would be worth saying so, if not, what else is there? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Poco4 (talkcontribs) 19:26, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, the Economy section still needs to be written. To answer your question, fishing is a big industry; there's a bit more information on that here. There is some manufacturing (also mostly revolving around the fishing industry) going on as well.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); April 8, 2015; 14:04 (UTC)