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Murmansk is a city in the north of the Kola Peninsula, in the northwest of Russia and is a major seaport with around 300,000 inhabitants. The number of people in the city is drastically declining, from almost half a million in the late 1980's!
Murmansk has a subarctic climate with cold winters and cool summers. From June to August temperatures are mostly around 14-18 °C with nights below 10 °C on average. Winters from December to February see days of around -6 °C to -8 °C and nights mostly between -12 °C and -14 °C. The alltime low is almost -40 °C though! Summers see most of the rain of course, and from November to March there is snowfall on 20-25 days a month.
|Avg Max||-7.8 °C||-7.7 °C||-3.2 °C||1.7 °C||7.3 °C||13.9 °C||17.2 °C||14.7 °C||9.5 °C||3 °C||-2.4 °C||-6 °C|
|Avg Min||-14.5 °C||-14.1 °C||-9.7 °C||-4.6 °C||0.7 °C||5.6 °C||9 °C||7.8 °C||4.3 °C||-1.1 °C||-7.6 °C||-12.2 °C|
|Rainfall||32 mm||22 mm||19 mm||20 mm||30 mm||54 mm||61 mm||66 mm||53 mm||44 mm||42 mm||37 mm|
Regular trains connect Murmansk south with St. Petersburg.
The M18 Kola Motorway goes south, connecting with the rest of Russia.
See also International Telephone Calls
Russian Post is the national postal service of Russia. It's English version is currently under construction, but mainly involves the track&trace system. The domestic post is reasonably reliable, and sending international mail is fairly reliable but slow, taking at least a few weeks to European countries, longer to the USA or Australia for example. The delivery of mail sent from abroad to Russia is highly unreliable, and people or companies tend to use foreign adresses, from where a private carrier sends it to Russia. Alternatives like poste restante are non-existent with Russian Post. Most cities and large towns in Russia have a Central Post Office (Glavpochtamt), which also sells stamps and envelopes, and usually has fax services and Internet availability, though the latter mostly not in smaller places. Also, many hotels have postal services, including mail boxes. Post offices tend to keep long hours, usually from 8:00am or 9:00am until 8:00pm or 9:00pm Monday to Friday, and closing earlier during weekends. The main central post offices in the biggest cities keep even longer hours. For sending parcels, you can also try services by DHL Russia and FedEx Russia. For all mail you can use the regular alphabet, though maybe include the country's name in Cyrillic. For sending post to Russia (or trying to receive it) note that addresses should be in reverse order: Russia, postal code, city, street address, name.
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