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There are 10 item(s) tagged with the keyword "north".

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1. Virgin Arctic

Russia is pushing ahead with a new drive to populate the country’s remote and unpopular fringes. Starting this year, Russians can claim a hectare (about 2.5 acres) of land in the Arctic zone – absolutely free.

Tags: agriculture, arkhangelsk, North, settlement
2. A Romantic Russian River Cruise

A romantic shoreline walk turned into a romantic ice floe ride in Archangelsk, whisking away a pair of in-love teenagers on a Russian adventure.

Tags: North, teenagers, romance, ice
3. Not-So Smart Crosswalks

When the Russian city of Salekhard tried to upgrade its pedestrian crosswalks, crisscrossed chaos ensued.

Tags: city life, Internet, technology, transport, North
4. Documentarian of the North

He was a talented artist but an even more gifted itinerate photographer. What he captured 120 years ago is remarkable.

Tags: art, photography, arkhangelsk, North
5. Not the End of the World

After being made redundant as a lighthouse keeper on a remote White Sea island, Lyudmila has taken it upon herself to defend her dying village from government indifference.

Tags: North, Karelia, village life, lighthouses
6. Folklore Far Afield

Life and folklore in the remote Russian Far North

Tags: North, village life, village, folklore, folkart
7. Estimate, Pray, Light

Both science and religion shed (northern) light on the Aurora Borealis. 

Tags: science, aurora, arctic, fairy tales, religion, kola, murmansk, north
8. Smart Homes, Sledgehammers, and Star Wars References

Old meets new in the Far North, while both pranksters and public officials see their performances go awry.

Tags: Star Wars, seals, north, winter
9. A Race With a Heart (of a Dog)

Every year, people from all over the world convene in a small snowy town in northern Russia for the friendliest and fluffiest of sports events – started by an Orthodox nun in a wheelchair who had an idea... and a dog.

Tags: children, North, dogs, sport
10. Hunting the Northern Lights

The northwestern tip of Russia is one of the finest places from which to view the elusive Northern Lights. If you can handle the cold, the dark, and the visiting Muscovites.

Tags: north, astronomy, stars

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