northern region of the European part of Russia. It is part of the Northwestern Federal District. The main part of the region’s territory is the Kola Peninsula, which has strategic importance in Russia.
The entire territory of the region belongs to the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
In the south, the region borders on Karelia, in the west – on Finland and Norway.
From the south it is washed by White sea – Russia's only inland sea, and from the north – the harsh Barents Sea.
Today, the Murmansk region is primarily sea and fishing ports, military bases and mining – this is the real treasury of Russia.