Russland in Spitsbergen

Russland in Spitsbergen (STILL)

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In the Arctic wilderness of Spitsbergen in Norway, the mining town of Barenstburg is a Russian enclave built by the former Soviet Union to showcase socialism and pay homage to the miner. Today the mine’s coal seam will soon be exhausted, but Russia wants to maintain its presence in Spitsbergen for strategic reasons.

Méroé Films
Directed by: 
Julien Sallé
52 min.
Russian, English/French voice over