Russian military garrison returns to Alakurtti

2 10 2010

BarentsObserver – The Russian Ministry of Defence has reconsidered its decision to abandon the border town of Alakurtti in Murmansk Oblast.

3 km NW of Alakurtti is the Alakurtti naval air base. It is serviced by the 4th Naval Bomber Regiment (Su-24) and 485 OVP (485th Independent Helicopter Regiment) flying (Mi-24 and Mi-8).

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