Articles with tag: grumant

Pyramiden  is a dormant Russian settlement in  Svalbard . Up until 1998, it was the northernmost coal mining district in the world. After many years it was closed because of a combination of circumstances: a fire in the mine caused problems when it came to extinguishing the...
There is justice! After a crushing defeat during our time fishing in the sea, near the Storseisundet Bridge, the Norwegian waters of  Svalbard fully compensated past failures. After 30 minutes of spooning near Cape Starostin, we caught six codfish and, no doubt, would have caught...
When I hear the phrase "the polar village", I imagine some dilapidated ghost village, old barracks with empty windows and an omnipresent Lenin, holding out his hand toward a bright future. Barentsburg - the Russian town in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard - completely broke the...
Before I tell you about Barentsburg, I should explain how it happened that a Russian town turned out to be in Norway. In short, the debate about who owns Svalbard lasted a long time. According to one argument, this archipelago was opened by the Vikings, and according to another...