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The Khola Peninsula is located in the far northwest of Russia. The city of Murmansk is the most populous human settlement on the peninsula. The highest elevation on the peninsula is Mount Chasnachorr (1'191 m)

 

Soviet Union 1959
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes of the Soviet Union".

The stamp pictures a part of Khibiny mountain range near Kirovsk town. The Khybiny was (and still is now) a centre of mining and a chemical phosphate Russian industry. The region was a forbidden area in the Soviet time. The stamp shows the highest peak of Kukisvuchorr (886 m). The name originates of an old Fin dialect. The identical name has also a new ski centre near Kirovsk.

 

The stamp features the view over the Kolsky Bay of the Barents Sea, on the eastern shore on which lies Murmansk.
The stamp was issued in the series "Territories of Russian Federation II".  

 

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