The largest city in the world north of the Arctic Circle, in the zone of the eternal frost and 630 mi/1,015 km north of St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Russia, is a port town and base for the Northern Fleet (submarines). It's said that Murman
translated as the "end of the Earth" when the town was named—and with nine months of winter and 52 days of continual darkness, we can believe it.
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