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this coal-mining town owned by Russia goes back to a dutch enterprize in the 1920s and was acquired by the sowjet union in 1932. mining is still done, yet only on a small scale. in its heyday, 1100 russian and also ukrainian citizens inhabitated barentsburg; today about 300 are left and live there.

beside its industrial facilities, the town has/had an art center, schools, history museum, a lenin statue and of course several pubs.

barentsburg is on its way, slowly, to become a tourism place. visitors mostly come by boats from longyearbuen.

Barentsburg coat of arms

Svalbard landscape in evening light

Lenin statue

Barentsburg school Barentsburg chapel

Cafe bar entry

Painting historic Barentsburg

there are even paintings of barentsburg in the past... when walking through this half-dead russian town one experiences a strange mixture of alive and abandoned buildings.

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