Why There's a Completely Russian Town in Norway

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  • Published: 09 October 2019
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Comments • 1 402

  • Denis S
    Denis S  14 hours back

    "Russian occupation of Svalbard" - you just absolutely HAD to insert this russophobic bit at the end, didn't you? After all you said earlier, bringing forth arguments about Russians being there since at least the 16th century, buying the town from the Dutch, the russophobe in you finally came out.

    • Alexander B
      Alexander B  16 hours back

      This video confuses Pyramiden with Barentsburg at about 4:00.

      • Granger Montag
        Granger Montag  17 hours back

        Best response to a climate change demier is :
        *You're right*

        • Narmatonia
          Narmatonia  24 hours back

          About Episode 4 of the Svalbard podcast, how did you manage to sound less nasal with a cold than without it?

          • Janicke Fagerlie
            Janicke Fagerlie  1 days back

            I live in norway

            • Suspendius
              Suspendius  1 days back

              I might just be Danish, but I thought this is common knowledge.

              • Sigurd M Slettnes
                Sigurd M Slettnes  1 days back

                Lol i live on Svalbard
                It sucks

                • arcticmods
                  arcticmods  1 days back

                  Errrrrorrr... there are TWO Russian towns in Norway

                  • Alex Libman
                    Alex Libman  2 days back

                    The climate is always changing. Earth has been producing greenhouse gases for Billions of years. Human contribution to greenhouse gases is tiny, temporary, and now almost entirely caused by the greentards who protested nuclear energy. Space-based solar power is inevitably the future.

                    • Dutch Aviator
                      Dutch Aviator  2 days back

                      3:00 Time Team :)

                      • Patrik
                        Patrik  2 days back

                        "Oh you don't believe in Climate Change huh? Well, just agree to what everyone else says, and you can say "Told you so!" in 50 years when we're not toast."

                        That's a decent reply, right?

                        • Patrik
                          Patrik  2 days back

                          I frickin love Extremities.

                          • Axe Blade
                            Axe Blade  2 days back

                            I have a response as a AGW skeptic.

                            Why didn't you use the 2018-2019 ice map of the Arctic?? It's just as available as the 2012 map.

                            Did you use the 2012 to make your point "better"?? Why use an outdated map??

                            So your not 100% accurate after all. The fact is your looking kind of silly even bring it up. Learn some physics, especially astrophysics. So now I can't watch your videos anymore.

                            • Sagittarius A*
                              Sagittarius A*  2 days back

                              F*! What a depressing place.

                              • рома иванов
                                рома иванов  2 days back

                                This town sounds like good example on how things changed after USSR fallen apart for everyone except Moscow (god I hate those Moscow snobs exploiting whole federation to their own benefit)

                                • Walter W
                                  Walter W  2 days back

                                  3:00 yay Time Team! One of my favorite British television programmes! It's about specialists carrying out an archaeological dig over a period of three days, presented by Tony Robinson (Baldrick in Black Adder).

                                  • Charlie Chua
                                    Charlie Chua  2 days back

                                    "Now get out of here and listen to my podcast dammit" lol

                                    • Kevin Aalberg
                                      Kevin Aalberg  2 days back

                                      Forbanede svensker

                                      • Tom Ivar
                                        Tom Ivar  2 days back

                                        Where could you buy one of the sweaters in the thumbnail?


                                        curious Norwegian.

                                        • ú0f
                                          ú0f  2 days back

                                          hmm

                                          • Hannah
                                            Hannah  2 days back

                                            I am from Norway and I never new this lol

                                            • Mr MLG LUCAS
                                              Mr MLG LUCAS  3 days back

                                              Entry for tshirt
                                              Its hot outside

                                              • Pavel
                                                Pavel  3 days back

                                                HaI: "Now go and listen to my podcast"
                                                Me: You can't tell me what to do!! I will sit here and watch those all the way through in protest!!

                                                • 2prize
                                                  2prize  3 days back

                                                  It's free real estate comrade

                                                  • Ade Larsen
                                                    Ade Larsen  3 days back

                                                    Mistakes Galore in this video.
                                                    1) No one can live on Svalbard - you can only work there or visit short term.
                                                    2) It's not owned by Norway - it's administered and governed by Norway
                                                    3) The "Visa" is wavered.
                                                    4) NOAA and NASA admitted lying about 25 years of arctic ice imagery.
                                                    5) There's more ice now at the north pole as there was 25 years ago.
                                                    6) Russian and Norwegian ice-breakers are employed 365 in the arctic to keep the shipping lanes open due to the increase in ice.
                                                    7) There is so many polar bears from so much breeding due to so much extra ice that polar bears on Svalbard are being culled (shot) and removed.

                                                    And YES, I've been there, especially in winter.

                                                    • vtangjohnee
                                                      vtangjohnee  3 days back

                                                      le chatelier's principle : Think of the atmospheric conditions prior to the 19th century. Now add 200 years of pulling carbon out of the ground. A new equilibrium will be reached. We might not know exactly what that equilibrium is, however the transition to it will disrupt.

                                                      • AbigailR84
                                                        AbigailR84  3 days back

                                                        Thanks for the podcast reminder! I'd forgotten about it and am looking forward to more of it.

                                                        • giftet mark
                                                          giftet mark  3 days back

                                                          Im from norway in sundet

                                                          • edvin nicaragua
                                                            edvin nicaragua  3 days back

                                                            we just dont give a shit about svaaalbaard in norway, my father knew a guy who lived there lol

                                                            • FF THECRAFTER
                                                              FF THECRAFTER  3 days back

                                                              That visa joke tho 😂

                                                              • Gabimanaver
                                                                Gabimanaver  3 days back

                                                                Before this starts, I will dislike if it´s on svalbard

                                                                • yeePlayz
                                                                  yeePlayz  3 days back

                                                                  Ingen:

                                                                  Ikke en levende sjel:

                                                                  Norske folk i kommentarene på videoer om Norge: «tHaTs mY cOuNtRy»

                                                                  • Pukka Nutch
                                                                    Pukka Nutch  2 days back

                                                                    Corny af

                                                                  • daniel solberg
                                                                    daniel solberg  2 days back

                                                                    Sånn det er hver jævla gang. Vi er en jævla gjeng med sjæøldiggere oppå berget her

                                                                • Adnan Mesic
                                                                  Adnan Mesic  3 days back

                                                                  Currently trending in norway

                                                                  • Lewis C.
                                                                    Lewis C.  3 days back

                                                                    The Soviet union wasn't only Russia. Also, the USSR is gone!

                                                                  • GD Zodixc
                                                                    GD Zodixc  3 days back

                                                                    Welp Time To Go Get some Brunost And Kvikklunsj And Maybe Even Do Some Panting Then Raid This Shit

                                                                    • lalalaacer
                                                                      lalalaacer  3 days back

                                                                      too much jokes :/

                                                                      • Life
                                                                        Life  3 days back

                                                                        That mastercard-visa joke made me laugh more than it should :)

                                                                        • Trygve Heivang
                                                                          Trygve Heivang  3 days back

                                                                          Is this made for kids? The forced puns every 30 seconds was just a bit too much.

                                                                          • Gordon TheMan
                                                                            Gordon TheMan  4 days back

                                                                            I've been there. Beautiful place

                                                                            • Spillmaker
                                                                              Spillmaker  4 days back

                                                                              You mixed Pyarmiden and Barentsburg together. Two completely different towns. Kinda a big blunder since Pyramiden; The ghost-town has its own history that should be told. (Why did people leave in a hurry etc) And Tourism to Pyramiden is a huge success! That big that they decided to build out mobile-network to a dead town. Barentsburg is a working-town so not many tourists go there, but still lot of tourism by boat from LYB. Barentsburg is also the only place on Svalbard where you will be able to see a cat.

                                                                              • Ola Ruud
                                                                                Ola Ruud  4 days back

                                                                                Lots of the photos are from Pyramiden, not Barentsburg. Pyramiden is not more soviet as it is has not been a permanent settlement since before the fall of the USSR. Now there is a small tourist hotel and a pretty decent snowmobile tour destination.
                                                                                Just went there earlier this year and it was a pretty nice trip for anyone feeling a bit adventurous.

                                                                                • XU LILY
                                                                                  XU LILY  4 days back

                                                                                  3:04 You changed map projections. I would prefer the second one (the one at 3:04) because it doesn’t vertically squish the Arctic, despite size inaccuracy

                                                                                  • YoshiMan38
                                                                                    YoshiMan38  4 days back

                                                                                    That souvenir shop in the town totally should have a bottled lemon flavored drink called: "Lenin-ade"

                                                                                    • King Rthur
                                                                                      King Rthur  4 days back

                                                                                      Yes, us norwegians serve the soviet union...

                                                                                      • Rainy Jane
                                                                                        Rainy Jane  4 days back

                                                                                        This is nothing, I lived in Israel in a few years and the city I lived in was so completely Russian that people on the street would just come up to me and speak in Russian. I think a lot of people don't know this but Israel has a very high Russian population, to the point where most signs have Russian on them, the ATMs are in Russian, etc...

                                                                                        • Cameron Kohlmann
                                                                                          Cameron Kohlmann  4 days back

                                                                                          I want that free T shirt so here goes
                                                                                          Climate change denier: Climate change doesn't exist
                                                                                          Me: 4:31

                                                                                          • Sander ;D
                                                                                            Sander ;D  4 days back

                                                                                            Wow, im Norwegian and had no idea about a russian town within svalbard. Cool!

                                                                                            • mattdalabman
                                                                                              mattdalabman  4 days back

                                                                                              I like the Visa free Master Card HQ joke! Perfect!