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Ηalfway between the Russian port of Murmansk and the North Pole, lies the Russian town of Barentsburg. About 500 people live here, mostly Ukrainians from Donetsk and Luhansk who work in the Russian-owned coal mine. A Lenin statue watches over the snowy town center, and a concrete sign outside their canteen reads: “Our Goal Is Communism.” This time capsule feels every bit like an old school Soviet town—except it’s in Norway and located in Svalbard islands

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Krzysztof Kuzbik25-Aug-2017 07:15
Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing this place.
Webman0624-Mar-2017 07:26
That "time capsule" is quite interesting indeed. Great documentary shot. V
Gill Kopy24-Mar-2017 01:12
All totally bizarre - sad that Ukranians are working in this God foresaken place !!
Ken Chambers ARPS23-Mar-2017 21:26
Difficult to imagine that such places exist, Yiannis
Julie Oldfield23-Mar-2017 17:50
Very fascinating. V
Helen Betts23-Mar-2017 14:01
Fascinating capture and information.
joseantonio23-Mar-2017 13:23
what an amazing place to visit.V
Jim Coffman23-Mar-2017 13:17
Wow, that looks cold!!!