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Old 10-28-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Riding up to Murmansk

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This year in June and July I rode up to Murmansk in the very North of Russia. Here are some pics:

St. Petersburg


Zebra Crossing in St. Petersburg


young soldiers


The M18 up to Murmansk


Just straight on ....


.... and straight on ...


... Cafe break ....


... and straight on again.


I love Russian Shashlik!


On the road again.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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Russia is always fascinating, and especially a run to the port city of Murmansk.. so much history there.. Thanks for the first segment, looking forward to more

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Old 10-29-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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Some pics more:


Here we are: Murmansk






View from our Hotel. Thanks to Oleg for his great hospitality!



Big Aliosha, the Soldier of the North, is still looking to the West


the harbour


Russian girls (in St. Peresburg)


Russian girls in Karelia (Petrozavodsk)


Russian girls (St. Petersburg)


refreshing the make up


This pics are still about riding motorbikes ....
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:30 AM   #4
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Good Stuff!

Keep the pics coming!
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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We took the ferry to Helsinki and drove to St. Petersburg.
We had two wonderful days there and headed up north on the potholed M18.
First stopp was Petrozavodskthe Capital of the Russian State of Karelia.
We had a delecious dinner in an Karelian Restaurant there, where I ate bear meat. I love the Karelian woods and the little villages with the wooden houses. My next visit to Karelia will be with an Enduro to discover the small roads.
Next day we drove up to Kem on the White Sea. The waether turned from
very fresh to freezing and rainy. Brrrrrrrrrr. 200km before Murmansk we came to a place where a young biker from Moskow and his girlfriend had an exident just some minutes before. The young man died. Shit ....!!!!

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Aliosha in Murmansk (again) and my bike



Father and son fishing at the White Sea



house in Karelia


in Kem, Russia


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Old 11-02-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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Met wmet some polish bikers in GS ADVs with whom we rode from Murmansk to Norway. We passed the town of Nickel, where we spent our last rubles on petrol, soup and coffee.



Nickel


gas station in Nickel








I finally arrived in Norway, south of Kirkenes.


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Old 11-02-2009, 11:37 AM   #7
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interesting photo's
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #8
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Very different
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:45 PM   #9
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Zebra Crossing in St. Petersburg
Very Punny
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:02 PM   #10
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MB, great pics, thanks for sharing.

What a fantastic place Russia would be to visit.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:49 AM   #11
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Just wondering..

How many days of riding between St.Petersburg-Kirkenes? Facinating trip!
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:28 AM   #12
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How many days of riding between St.Petersburg-Kirkenes? Facinating trip!
It took 4 days up to Kirkenes.
1st day: St. Pete to Petrozawodsk
2nd day: to Kem
3rd day: Murmansk
4th day: Kirkenes

It was about 450km a day. Last day less. We missed a lot. If I would do it again, I would take 6 day instead of 4.

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Old 11-03-2009, 05:20 AM   #13
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I rode along the finish-russian border, but this time on the finish side.

Some museums and memorials about the Winter-War (1939/40) between Finland and the Soviet Union and about the Suomen Salpa, a line of defence built in 1940/41, were along me way.


Here are some pics:


a Russian T 34



a finish tank (anybody here who knows which type it is?)




another finish tank. They only had some 40 tanks in 1939




two German tanks: the green one is a Sturmgeschütz III
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:37 AM   #14
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looks like Polish tank 7tp

http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czo%C5%82g_lekki_7TP

http://www.1939.pl/uzbrojenie/polski...7tp/index.html
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:07 AM   #15
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a finish tank (anybody here who knows which type it is?)
Soviet T-26 light infantry tank. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-26

I prefer the girlie pics though!
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