Arctic Russia to get a military-themed amusement park

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A boy plays with a wheel of a Russian Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) carrier at the exposition field in Kubinka Patriot Park outside Moscow. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
A military-themed amusement park is developed on an order from Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu and will include a shooting range, go-kart track as well as a tank training ground.

The park will be organised as a branch unit of the «Patriot» park in Moscow, and provide military-patriotic education for young people, the Northern Fleet informs.

It will be located in Kildinstroy, a settlement located few kilometres south of Murmansk city.

According to Head Commander of the Northern Fleet Nikolay Yevmenov, the Murmansk Patriot park will include a high focus on historical artefacts and war events.

This is what the Murmansk military-patriotic park could look like. Video from Patriot Park in Moscow.

 

The Moscow Patriot park was opened in 2015 and includes a museum, congress center, a military-historical complex, as well as a multi-functional shooting facility and a center for military-tactical games.

The Patriot Park helps develop “a feeling of love and respect to the motherland” and help form an attractive picture of service in the Armed Forces, the park website reads.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Surveillance and search and rescue top Canada’s Arctic defence prioritiesRadio Canada International

Finland: Finland wants to bolster military by at least 64 fighter jets, Yle News

Norway: Norway beefs up border patrol with powerful new snowmobiles, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Murmansk, “stronghold of Russian Arctic”, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Swedish military wants to double in size, Radio Sweden

United States:  Trump signs defense bill to allow more missile interceptors in Alaska, Alaska Public Media

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Atle Staalesen, The Independent Barents Observer

Atle Staalesen, The Independent Barents Observer

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