Did you know that Kola is one of the oldest settlements on the Kola Peninsula? And it was named from the Kola River, where the city is located.
If we back in the 15th century Kola was the starting point for sea voyages for fishing to the islands of Svalbard (Grumant) and Novaya Zemlya. It was also the center of trade in the region.
The buildings of the Annunciation Cathedral (1804-1807), the building of the County Treasury (1807) and the worship cross (1635) have survived to this day in Kola. One of the old cemeteries of the Kola Peninsula, the Kola Necropolis, has also been preserved.
Today Kola is a small town on the south of Murmansk, where the descendants of fish merchants, Pomors, descendants of the Pugachevites live, who want to preserve the history of their families and the city in which they live. And the new “Pomorskaya embankment” has become the most popular place for recreation.