21 Abandoned Nazi Concrete Rings on Russian North

Abandoned Nazi Concrete Rings on Russian North

Posted on April 6, 2014 by tim


For more than 60 years these places, 170 kilometers to the North of Murmansk, were considered confidential. Nowadays a strict regime of access operates also.
These mysterious objects were built during World War II by the Germans. They are located near the village of Liinakhamari, in the Pechenga district, close to the Barents Sea. There are different stories about their purpose, one says that it is a platform for artillery guns, but they are aimed back from the Gulf, to where the Soviet warships could appear, another says that they are launching pads for the Wehrmacht’s unknown flying objects.

Two checkpoints on the way to Liinakhamari confirms the strict regime.

 A strange and interesting statement of the Soviet era.

A house is located on the shore of the bay “Girl’s Backwater”, right at the exit of the Barents Sea.

The bay

The first ring is flooded by groundwater. It is strange because the ring is located above sea level.

Three different edges can be seen.

The concrete of which the ring is made, is in very good condition.


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21 Responses to “Abandoned Nazi Concrete Rings on Russian North”

  1. unknown says:

    lol I was just looking at these today in Google Earth :p

  2. Johan says:

    Interesting. I see four of these on Google Maps

  3. Lostness says:

    Liinakhamari belonged to Finland from 1920 to 1944–given to Finland as part of the 1920 border agreement with the Soviet Union, and captured by the Soviets in World War Two. It was used as an important export port by Finland and Sweden between the wars.

    The Germans used it as a base of operations to attack convoys going to Murmansk.

    Just north of Liinakhamari (which is in a fjord), there is a peninsula which has many bunkers and artillery emplacements, some dating from German occupation, others from the Soviet post-War era when the area was used as a submarine and naval (one of the closest military naval bases to a non-Communist country–Finland–and the closest to Britain).

    Google Earth, via Panaromio, has a fairly large number of photos of the W.W.2 infrastructure that remains on the peninsula, certainly worth checking out.

  4. By the way, I think I found a fourth ring that’s neither submerged nor filled with water. It’s south of the first two (filled and submerged), north and east of the second of the submerged rings.

  5. Barrie says:


    If someone does then keep us informed.

    • KoziolekMatolek says:

      Lets ship this water to Africa, people need it there

      • Alan Martheze says:


        • Alan Martheze says:

          We don’t need water here “in Africa”….that’s like saying: ” Lets ship this water to Europe, people need it there..(because I saw pictures of famine in Dafur)” Anyways – When you need water, you sink a borehole for $500, you don’t ship and then truck it in for $5 000 000…

  6. LewisM says:

    Yes, nothing “secret” or unusual about them. As already pointed out, there are actually 4 readily observable ones (the one not imaged in this series is in MUCH better condition and not often submerged unlike the rest). There is also a fifth one closer to the shoreline, though this one was never completed.

    I am not sure why the commentator claims not gun emplacements with worthless ranging, as a simple glance shows how effective they ARE in position for defense and offense in the Barents and surrounds.

    I am sure some will elude to these being UFO landing platforms… just wait and see :) Maybe this is where the UFO’s landed that took Hitler to the moon…

  7. LewisM says:

    Also, in reference to the commentator’s odd claim of it being ground water, despite being ABOVE sea level/water table… I wonder if the commentator has ever heard of rain water…. and the fact these emplacements are water proof concrete… acting like catchment dams/basins. Not rocket science his one. One only has to look at the natural rain catchment pockets around the rocky plateau and peninsula to see more of this.

  8. Berty says:

    They look cool, wonder why they never mounted the guns?

  9. IllyaK says:

    These are UFO landing platforms.

  10. DOTP says:

    Looks like a Panama Mount, used for coastal artillery positions.

  11. Obama says:

    yes this are Ufo landing platforms. acually the second is the one Putin landed at B-)

  12. Dominik says:

    ‘Concrete quality is in perfect condition from 1943.’
    Well, Germans built it.

  13. brainburger says:

    They do seem to be gun emplacements. Compare them to these US ‘Panama mount’ emplacements.

  14. kenny says:

    it looks like the barbetts for german naval artillery. The same you can see in Hangstolm / Kristiansand for fencing the Skagerak.
    The construction contains out of three rings.
    Center is the main foundation for the amoured turrent. Ring two seperates the center from the outer ring. In the outer ring the ammunition was stored and kept only in the turrent on demand.

    Sorry, but there is no flying saucer in this plan.


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