Ainu Islands - a group of islands in the Barents Sea , in the Gulf of Varanger Fjord . Administratively included in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk region of Russia.
|Number of islands||2|
|Largest island||Big Ainu|
|Population||0 pax (2012)|
|Water area||Barents Sea|
|The subject of the Russian Federation||Murmansk region|
It includes two islands: Big Ain and Small Ain  . Located 5 km from the Middle Peninsula .
Between the islands is a strait up to 17 m deep  . On the territory of the islands are nesting birds. The islands are part of the Kandalaksha Reserve .
Since 1920 until 1940 were part of Finland . After the war, they moved to the USSR under the Moscow Treaty of 1940 .
- Map sheet R-36-XIX, XX Zapolyarny . Scale: 1: 200 000. Indicate the date of issue / condition of the area .