Russian Lighthouses: A Sampling

Svyatonossky Lighthouse

Svyatonossky Lighthouse is located on Svyatoi Nos [Saint Nose] cape in the northeastern part of the Kolsky peninsula in the far northwest of Russia. It was built in 1862.

Its total height reaches 94 meters above sea level, and it is included on the list of protected sites in the Murmansk region. The lighthouse is still in operation.



Lighthouses have long been essential for maritime travelers when navigating waters the world over. Dotted along coastlines of the Russian empire, lighthouses have endured or been destroyed by war, weather and technological progress.

We have put together a selection of noteworthy Russian lighthouses, both extant and extinct.

(Photo credit: Sergei Gruzdev / Wikicommons)