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I Captured An Abandoned Russian Settlement In Norway (22 Pics)
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I Captured An Abandoned Russian Settlement In Norway (22 Pics)

On the top of the world at Svalbard, an archipelago situated between Norway and the North Pole, is a place that the world forgot for nearly a decade, a Russian mining settlement established by Sweden in 1910 but then sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, then completely abandoned in 1998.

It’s only reachable with driving 140km with a snowmobile during winter.

More info: unusualtraveler.com

The Pyramiden sign. Fun fact: the painter who painted the sign lived in Moscow and had never seen a Polar Bear, so he painted it like a dog without a tail

Overlooking Pyramiden

The world’s most northern Lenin statue

A tradional Norwegian Post office in the Russian town

A wrapped up Lenin Statue

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Lil ghost town (or ghost settlement). Considering the artist never saw a polar bear, the painting turned out pretty good

Pasik onik
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2 years ago

How the light still works?

Bethany Wolfe
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2 years ago

That is what I was wondering. Why would there be power after all that time?

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Corey Smith
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2 years ago

It's amazing how well-preserved some of the buildings/rooms are. After being abandoned 22 years ago, in that climate, one would thing they would be much worse.

Alexandru Bucur
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2 years ago

Well, in 2007 they did start restoring some buildings for tourists, like the hotel and movie theater, and since 2013 you can even spend the night. The generator are all new and there is a 30-man crew on site all year round to take care of things. The rest of the settlement is still abandoned though.

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Lil ghost town (or ghost settlement). Considering the artist never saw a polar bear, the painting turned out pretty good

Pasik onik
Community Member
2 years ago

How the light still works?

Bethany Wolfe
Community Member
2 years ago

That is what I was wondering. Why would there be power after all that time?

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Corey Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

It's amazing how well-preserved some of the buildings/rooms are. After being abandoned 22 years ago, in that climate, one would thing they would be much worse.

Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, in 2007 they did start restoring some buildings for tourists, like the hotel and movie theater, and since 2013 you can even spend the night. The generator are all new and there is a 30-man crew on site all year round to take care of things. The rest of the settlement is still abandoned though.

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