Night Train to Murmansk

Night Train

Night Train to Murmansk In the winter holidays, I took the night train to Murmansk. Its location in the far North and its mythical name have always intrigued me. Besides this, traveling by night train seemed like a pleasant way to get from one place to another. I bought platskart tickets for this 52 hour trip (back and… Continue reading

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Meteor in Murmansk

Footage has appeared on Youtube (from a Russian dash camera, of course!) of a huge fireball that crossed the sky over the northern Murmansk region last week. According to a Russian astronomer, Sergei Smirnov, it was a “very bright meteor” and was travelling “many tens of kilometres above the ground.” Smirnov is the chief researcher… Continue reading

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