National Geographic : 1919 Apr
AFTERNOON TEA IN ONE OF THE ARCTIC OUTPOSTS OF CIVILIZATION These are men of Pechenga, a settlement situated on the Pechenga Inlet, 18 miles from the Arctic seacoast and 65 miles northwest of Murmansk, the terminus of the Murman Rail road. A new wagon road, built since the outbreak of the world war, connects Pechenga with Kyro, Ioo miles to the southwest. From Kyro a fair road, over which an automobile has passed, leads to Rovaniemi, the northern terminus of the Finnish Railway which runs to Kemi, 65 miles distant, at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia (see map, page 332). Photographs by Nathalie Loubovitsky WE WOULD CALL THIS CAMPING OUT IN AMERICA, BUT, IT IS THE STERN REALITY OF LIFE RATHER THAN RECREATION ON THE (OLA PENINSULA When the old regime sent settlers to the Murman Coast, each family was promised 2,000 rubles as a household nest-egg, but even with this bonus the frugal peasants failed to find life attractive.