Rabocheostrovsk is situated in 12 km from Kem.

The settlement received the name Rabocheostrovsk in 1933, the previous name - Popov Island, like the name of the largest island in the group, located near the coast of Kem. Popov Island now is a part of modern Rabocheostrovsk.

A concentration camp of Kem was here from 1923 to 1936. It was a member of the first Soviet concentration camps, Solovki, and submitted to the Office of the northern camp of special purpose.
Here it was filmed “The Island” of Paul Lungin in 2007.
Population: 2.9 thousand
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