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East-West Meets Far North

I lived in Kirkenes, Norway for five weeks this summer, and I could not put into words what it mean or how it felt. Thanks to Bittner’s op-ed, I can share with you a little about why it shook me, why I’m in love with some far-away thing, why I was scared and elated, at the top of the world and the depths of me, why I couldn’t sleep, why I did some of the best reporting and deepest loving of my life there. 42 more words

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Scandinavian Apartment with Industrial Design Elements

Envisioned and designed by interior architect Denis Krasikov, the renderings below show off a spacious home interior, jazzed up by quite a few industrial elements. 44 more words


State Flag of the Day: Murmansk

Putting oblast into the same category as provinces or states works on a generic level but doesn’t provide a clear picture.

Russia is comprised of 85 federal subjects.   369 more words


Vestiges of the Berlin Wall in the Arctic

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate, issuing a challenge to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. “Tear down this wall!” he famously cried. 1,264 more words


Asa Edward Snyder – Part III (August 5, 1941-August 20, 1943)

The War Years

The first two installments of my father’s life covered time periods that I knew very little about. I never understood his relationships with his parents or his brother because he rarely spoke about any of it. 2,487 more words

Snyder Family History