Long, cold winter got you down? Cheer up, things could be worse– like about minus-twenty-windchill worse in a polar-night blizzard halfway between two remote Arctic settlements. Last year at this time, I journeyed between Svalbard’s only two towns, Longyearbyen and Barentsburg, to write about Russian-Norwegian relations for Foreign Affairs magazine. No official guide services were available in January, so I hired a snowmobile and two hearty Ukrainians to travel to Barentsburg. Here is a short clip of what we encountered.
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