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15 Beyond the Polar Circle

Beyond the Polar Circle

Posted on August 26, 2012 by team


Only 4 hours flight from St. Petersburg and you find yourself in such a different place beyond the Polar Circle.

Sometimes winters here are -50C (-58F) cold. Since the Soviet time the city has been rather industrial. Much rare metal such as nickel has been extracted right near the city.

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15 Responses to “Beyond the Polar Circle”

  1. marcin says:

    peace and quiet, I thing I could live there..

  2. America says:

    Holy crap! It’s the one decorative apartment block built in all of the Soviet Union. Quick, someone preserve it.

  3. tatra_tiger says:

    impossible how you russians can destroy everything wherever you are…

  4. Osip says:

    What a beautiful place

  5. Erikas says:

    I was interested in this comment at the last photo: “There are plenty of foreigners in the hotel and visiting the local museums”. I read on the internet that this city is closed to foreigners.

    • iain says:

      Most likely they’re “Approved” business people playing tourists in their spare time.

      • bobden says:

        Norilsk is a special permit zone I think. you cannot go there with a standard visa.
        Probably iain is right. Mining business.
        An insider opinion would be great.

  6. Testicules says:

    First to say… This place rocks!

  7. Fred Johnson says:

    Looks like detroit in places.

  8. (r)evolutionist says:

    A grand sotsgorod! (which capitalism has ruined)

  9. George says:

    Looks beautiful for the two months of summer!

  10. I am from northern regions of Russia and having lived in a few northern places I’d say don’t try going there, it’s a waste of health and money. U crazy? For a taste of desolation go to alaskan ghost towns. There’s one just outside of Palmer called Matanuska. Or check out Detroit’s zombie zone: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2168161/Detroit-hit-flesh-brain-eating-zombie-apocalypse-live-action-terror-theme-park-pushed-through.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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