Comments on: The City Abandoned At the Worlds End http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:53:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: IC http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9599254 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:30:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9599254 That “washer Machine” seems more like Pizza Oven :-)

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By: Jan http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9594640 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:36:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9594640 A couple of reasons: first, the Cold War was over, and the Russians started to feel the cost of running such a thing in THIS place (it’s pitch dark for 4 months in the winter, with an average temperature between -15 C and – 10 C). Second, there was a severe plane crash in Longyearbyen in 1996, when a Russian charter flight crashed into a hill when approaching the airport, and about 150 people died. Half of those dead were officials from Pyramiden… So, in 1998, they called it a day, and left.

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By: Fredrik http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9594126 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 04:48:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9594126 they did have coal mines there, thats why they were there…. And Norway didt sell the town, sweden did sell it to the sovjet…

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By: Raaf http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9585432 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:55:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9585432 Why not? :)

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By: Dar http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9584789 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:23:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9584789 Unless you’re Superman, a 100 girls is too uch for you to handle, and all be will bored within two days and leave you.

Nice dream though.

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By: AUSCARS http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9584507 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:26:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9584507 I would go there with say 100 Russian girls and NEVER want to return to [not] normal life again
Any girls interested??

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By: Mummeli http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583901 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 08:44:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583901 And the reason everybody left is…?

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By: Denis http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583825 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:25:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583825 https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=78.679713,16.400528&spn=0.140041,0.837021&t=m&z=11&lci=com.panoramio.all

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By: supplyme http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583803 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:39:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583803 Looks pretty good conserved to me, regarding that the settlement has been abandoned for 15 years now. Probably due to the cold. No bacteria there, chemical processes pass off super slow…

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By: Collonut http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583801 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:01:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583801 This city is situated at Svalvard archipelago, it belongs to Norway.The city was sold to the Soviet Union.

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By: JepsiPepsi http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583779 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:47:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583779 This town was established way before the Cold War, in fact in 1910 by Sweden. They sold the town to the Soviet Union in 1927. Alas the town was established before the Soviet Union, and it has always been about mining. Sveagruva is among Europes biggest underground coal mines.

The town is not as hard to visit as the article claims, in fact it is only 50km from the main settelment Longyearbyen and 100km from the Russian Barentsburg

It is not entirely abandoned, there are still russian dismantling equipment and transfering this to Barentsburg. And the have plans to accomodate turist here.

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By: CZenda http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583758 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:03:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583758 Do not be silly. All copper ore was used for ammunition production in Ostblock. The wiring will be aluminium.

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By: Thinking is great http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583757 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:53:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583757 Search google maps for: “Pyramiden, Svalbard and Jan Mayen” and you will find the most probable spot on Svalbard. Matches Lenin’s view, but have very bad satellite imagecoverage.

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By: sergejm http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583752 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:31:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583752 78° 40′ 45″ N, 16° 23′ 43″ E
78.679167°, 16.395278°

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By: ProudGerman http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583722 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 02:53:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583722 Like all of mans creations they all end in rust or eaten by moths.

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By: hugo http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583696 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:15:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583696 haha can i help you?

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By: hugo http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583694 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:13:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583694 amazing

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By: w http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583685 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:27:44 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583685 I would like to go there and take all the copper wiring!

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By: A.Oscar Antonio Oscar http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583674 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:59:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583674 In Canada it’s a town which has a zinc and gold mine: also in the town a few shops and houses enough for a 100 of people; also to drive can’t be done in the winter, because to much snow. Normal a small airplane would go there an any time of the year. When the zinc was so cheap close the mine. Then the Government sold for a dollar to somebody to dig for the minerals. And start to function again many people went there for so long again. The reason mention: because the Government of Russia could do the same, even renting cheap to somebody with money to start the mine again. I think could be very nice in the summer: everything is there just maintain again. Only to Russian citizens, and small planes could take people there, inclusive many people could like to be there in the summer, and a few stay there during the winter. The problem Russia to big; but places like that just about with everything, a rich person could go just before summer to make everything working again. Russia need to have people there or any place that far; to make sure distribute the population around. 18/10/12! By A.Oscar

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By: Osip http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583664 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:04:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583664 This place was not for the mining. It was established to make a presence in the northern area of the West. Soviets were allowed by treaty to maintain economic presence only, so the mining was the pretense. Cold war politics. Nonsense, all of it.

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By: Sindbad http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583658 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:29:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583658 For what you will ne willing to live in this town?

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By: Timothy Erickson http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583656 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:05:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583656 I wish there were a link to Google Maps.

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By: Nige http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583652 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:28:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583652 So what was the reason to build a city there in the first place?

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By: America http://englishrussia.com/2012/10/17/the-city-abandoned-at-the-worlds-end/#comment-9583644 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:46:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=112288#comment-9583644 Metal playground equipment on a 41F June day, fun!

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