Nagovitsa Bay

Main harbour


One of the oldest buildings on the island. Laboratory for students of Invertebrate Zoology Department is situated here

Power station

Stakhanov house

Labs of department of plant physiology and biochemistry


The old graveyard dates back to the times when the sawmill was still in use and Sredniy Island housed quite a large settlement.

Old canteen


Minichev building

On the ground floor there are labs of invertebrates’ zoologists and histologists. The building is named after Yu. S. Minichev who was one of the founders of the station.

«Piatikhatka» (translated from Russian – “five huts”)

Accommodation for students, professors and guests of our station

«Druzhba» (translated from Russian – “friendship”)

The building with classrooms for field practice of undergraduate students and for summer schools. Nowadays “Druzhba” is a symbol of White Sea summer practice

Large sauna

Student sauna

Large boathouse

The sawmill storage

When the sawmill was still in use, timber was stored here and loaded onboard the transport ships. Now visiting this location is forbidden for safety reasons.



A large bay in the northern part of the island with both rocky and mudflat shores. In its central part one can find subfossilzed mollusc shells dating back to 8000 years ago. Yushkovka has a beautiful view overlooking the Great Keret passage, Keret and Borshovets islands. There are freshwater springs and special campfire spots on the shore.

Grown-up Lab

Laboratory of the Ichthyology and Hydrobiology Department

House of Hydrobiologists

One of the island long-livers. Researchers from the Department of Ichthyology and Hydrobiology have been working here for 35 years.

Volleyball Court

Hydrobiology accomodation

Living house for students, built in the most recent period of history of our station.

Drinking Lake

The source of drinking water on the island nowadays.

«Swimming» Lake

A large lake that used to serve as a source of drinking water. In our days – a beautiful place to study freshwater flora and fauna.

“Zimovka” House

House, where live our employee

Children’s Lab

Students’ laboratory of Ichthyology and Hydrobiology Department.

Leaning Tower of Pisa or Pizan’

One of the few student accomodations extant since the beginning of our station existence. “Pizan’” was under the threat of total destruction, however, it was saved by demolishing most part of the building.

Pilot’s Rock

One of the most picturesque places on the island. It has a wonderful view on the Great Keret passage and Small Gorelyi and Keret islands.


«Lagoots» Village

Houses for staff and professors. 

Physicists’ House

Practice for students of Physics Department takes place here.

Duty Room

This place is unavoidable for everyone arriving at the island. All the «Health and Safety» and boat navigation logs are stored here.

Football Field

Kazan Federal University Station