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    Murmansk

    Anyone here been to/are from Murmansk?

    Looks like an interesting place.

    Can you tell me anything about it? Interesting customs, differences with the rest of Russia... etc. How people act differently in this area as apposed to the rest of Russia.. etc. Are there many people there that speak other languages?

    Just discuss some things like this, если вам не трудно.
    I do not understand very well the best way of understanding ..

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    we had a discussion about it... maybe 4 or 5 months ago ? i don't know if u were here then carper (can i call you carper? ) Anyways. To sum it up...
    Radioactive, frozen-over, lonely, northern hell hole.

    i dont know if i heard one good word about it... i looked on the geographical map and it actually falls into the category of "ground is frozen tundna about 10 months out of the year".

    but this is all i remember from that thread... does anybody else recall it ? It might be a cool place to visit... hell i'd go. But not a very cool place to live.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    above the arctic circle, and has northern lights in the winter which is pretty damn cool. 40-45 hours from petersburg by train i believe.

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    Why, of course you can call me carper, and thanks for asking. Too bad about the nuclear wasteland... I sure as hell don't mind the cold, so I thought it would be an interesting place to travel to. After all, what other city do you know of in such a place with a population roughly the same size as Seattle?! But, that whole 'glowing skin' thing just rubs me the wrong way, ja no? Why did Russia have to mess around with nuclear power? Ho humm,,, guess I'll have to wait a few thousand years to visit Murmansk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    Too bad about the nuclear wasteland... I sure as hell don't mind the cold, so I thought it would be an interesting place to travel to.
    Well, I actually went to Murmansk last summer for a couple of weeks and it was nice, quite warm actually, 25 - 30C (you work it out in F, I'm crap at maths). And I never saw any nuclear wasteland there. What I did see were green woods, rocks and beautiful lakes. OK, the trees were seldom tall, but that's a latitude thing, nothing to do with 'nuclear waste'. We had a great time camping there.

    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    But, that whole 'glowing skin' thing just rubs me the wrong way, ja no?
    What are you talking about?

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    Why did Russia have to mess around with nuclear power?
    Why are the US doing just that?
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    Why are the US doing just that?
    Why is the US doing just that


    carperdiem wrote:

    But, that whole 'glowing skin' thing just rubs me the wrong way, ja no?

    What are you talking about?
    I think it was a joke, refering to people with radiation poisening as (glowing skin).

    come to think of it, i wouldn't mind going there either. thats kinda why i want(ed) to go to vladivostok. It's hard to get to and there is not much there Same reason i think i want to go to kazakhstan! Hot running water just makes life to easy you know?
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    OK. i got anxious and looked up some pictures of murmansk.
    looks worse than kazakhstan, but hey i'd still go!

    The landscape was
    sparse, only low shrubs on the tundra driving on a narrow road cut through
    the snow drifts, long sticks marking the edges for the plow, Russians in
    their typical black/grey coats and fur hats walking in the wasteland.We drove through a few towns and the housing is in terrible shape, all of the
    functional style but dirty and run down.




    Since 2pm today we have run out of things to do
    Typical Russian apartment complex, functional functional functional.



    Doesn't suprise me that it's not a hot tourist checkpoint... but hey, you got my attention.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    OK. i got anxious and looked up some pictures of murmansk.
    looks worse than kazakhstan, but hey i'd still go!
    Should I look up picture of Harlem before going to New York?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Doesn't suprise me that it's not a hot tourist checkpoint... but hey, you got my attention.
    It actually is - thousands of Finns, Swedes and Norwegians come to Murmansk on a regular basis. Naturally red carpets will be rolled out for the visit of his Royal Highness Prince Dogboy 182nd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Why are the US doing just that?
    Why is the US doing just that
    A few quotes from British pages:

    "The US are leading and have been made aware of the UKs interest." (www.defra.gov.uk/environment/chemicals/ csf/12112001/pdf/csf-01-23.pdf)

    "The US are leading this war as ruthlessly as possible..." (www.owcinfo.org)

    "Now the US are going to make the biggest mistake..." (www.socialistworker.co.uk/1801/sw180116.htm)

    "The US are going to 'liberate' Iraq, whether the Iraqis want them to or not..." (www.spinneyhead.co.uk/Soldiers/ 2002_12_29_OldSoldiers.html)

    "So the US are going to kindly do that for them..." (www.daydreamnation.co.uk/expressway/badmen.html)

    "Now the US are preparing to spend at least another $60 billion..." (www.schnews.org.uk/archive/news266.htm)

    "The US are getting out of nation teenage and moving on to
    superpower status..." (all-computer-books.co.uk/search_James_Sinclair/ searchBy_Author.html)

    "The US are sending in another 120,000 troops." (www.scoobynet.co.uk/ bbs/thread.asp?threadid=192614&Page=1 - 66k)

    Need I say more? I'm sorry if a couple of links here are broken, it was a quick internet search around UK-based websites.
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    screw you. "The US Are..."anything" " Sounds funny, i don't give a sh*t what the hell britain says. IT SOUNDS GAY.

    Should I look up picture of Harlem before going to New York
    ?

    Why not? there's plent of wonderful things in harlem, having been there myself i would know.

    It actually is - thousands of Finns, Swedes and Norwegians come to Murmansk on a regular basis. Naturally red carpets will be rolled out for the visit of his Royal Highness Prince Dogboy 182nd.
    Exactly my point. It's not a hotspot at all. THOUSANDS isn't anything. Why don't you compare that to number of tourists of St petersburg or Moscow? i bet it's 10X higher than that of murmansk. Murmansk isn't anything

    Look jerk, i was never saying murmansk is a bad place, pointing out it's baren lunar landscape might sound like an insult. But it's actually integuing to a few people. Calling it a frozen hell hole is just describing the terrain. It doesn't mean it's bad. Some people prefer sand and beach, some people prefer ice and snow. I would go to murmansk over just about anywhere else in the world, so pull the knightstick out of your arse sgt. grumpy.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Oh, and i heres what a random person had to say...

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    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    The second picture doesn't look bad at all.
    And it is "the US are" in British. Maybe Americans don't know their grammar, seeing as it's an abbreviation for 'United States', but most likely they just want to stress their unity.

    Btw, I don't think the opinion of one random guy will convince VendingMachine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper May
    The second picture doesn't look bad at all.
    And it is "the US are" in British. Maybe Americans don't know their grammar, seeing as it's an abbreviation for 'United States
    Ага, i know i know Are = plural, is = singular. but. the "US" might stand for "states". But it is pronounced "YOU ESS" Thus, sounds like singular, thus sounds funny when saying are. If you would have said "Why then are the united states doing that...." then that would have been OK. But for the abbreviation, IT JUST IS.

    Also... The United States, is more a singular name, than a plural noun.
    If somebody was in geography class, and the teacher said "We live in the United States. The United States are a big place". Would sound very funny, because it sounds like you are talking about the states being a far away land. It just sounds better for some reason to say "The United States is a big place." just like if there was a city called "Rising Rivers, California", and a family is going there, they wouldb't say "Are rising rivers right over there?" they would say "Is rising rivers right over there". It is plural, yes, but it is also a name, and it sounds funny to say are.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    screw you. "The US Are..."anything" " Sounds funny, i don't give a sh*t what the hell britain says. IT SOUNDS GAY.
    Well bugger you, mate, I'm studying British English.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Exactly my point. It's not a hotspot at all. THOUSANDS isn't anything.
    It's just a figure of speech, you [expletive deleted]. Not meant to be taken literary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Why don't you compare that to number of tourists of St petersburg or Moscow? i bet it's 10X higher than that of murmansk. Murmansk isn't anything.
    Murmansk is a much smaller place you [expletive deleted]. It and the landscapes around it draw a LOT of tourists, especially backpackers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Look jerk,
    Oi! Mind your language! Wee bairn, you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    ...so pull the knightstick out of your arse sgt. grumpy.
    Mind your language, son. You're definately cruising for a bruising here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper May
    The second picture doesn't look bad at all.
    If you drive one kilometer off the Tivoli in Copenhagen, you'll see lots of pictures like that, especially in winter. Same colors, same clouds of smoke over industrial sites.
    Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mean, stupid, violent fat people, no jobs, nothing to do, hotter than a dog with 2 d--cks.

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    Re: Murmansk

    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    Anyone here been to/are from Murmansk?

    Looks like an interesting place.

    Can you tell me anything about it? Interesting customs, differences with the rest of Russia... etc. How people act differently in this area as apposed to the rest of Russia.. etc. Are there many people there that speak other languages?

    Just discuss some things like this, если вам не трудно.
    Поройтесь здесь http://www.murman.ru/. Наверняка найдете нужную информацию.
    Я был в Мурманске пару раз, правда давненько, лет 20 назад. В общем обычный город. По сравнению с Сибирью, зимой довольно тепло. Все-таки Гольфстрим рядом . А вот природа красивая. Пару часов на электричке - и вы уже в центре Хибин...
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    It actually is - thousands of Finns, Swedes and Norwegians come to Murmansk on a regular basis.
    Yepp, I have Swedish friends who have visited! Although, for them the northern light and light all 24 hours of the day, isn't exotic. But Murmansk might be!
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    Visiting Murmansk Next Summer

    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Well, I actually went to Murmansk last summer for a couple of weeks and it was nice, quite warm actually, 25 - 30C (you work it out in F, I'm cr@p at maths). And I never saw any nuclear wasteland there. What I did see were green woods, rocks and beautiful lakes. OK, the trees were seldom tall, but that's a latitude thing, nothing to do with 'nuclear waste'. We had a great time camping there.
    "Spasebo" for your very informative post. Just out of curiosity, how did you travel to Murmansk?

    "Na zdorove!"

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    talk about dead post revival.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    talk about dead post revival.
    I was really enthusiastic when I found these boards and was looking forward to learning more about Northern Russia and Murmansk in particular. "Spasebo" for throwing a bucket of cold water on my enthusiasm.

    If your goal was to discourage a new person from ever posting here again, congratulations because you most definitely succeeded.

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