Why There's a Completely Russian Town in Norway

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  • Garmr Banal'ras
    Garmr Banal'rasDitë më parë

    putin doesnt drink though

  • Serane
    SeraneDitë më parë

    holy shit who else guessed Spanish right?? 😂

  • El Bow
    El BowDitë më parë

    Fake news

  • Torgrim Hanssen
    Torgrim Hanssen3 ditë më parë

    CORRECTION! Svalbard is to Norway the same way Greenland is to Denmark.

  • comingviking
    comingviking4 ditë më parë

    Barentsburg is on Svalbard, and Svalbard is NOT a part of Norway. Norway has some limited jurisdiction over fisheries and some environmental regulations. And Barentsburg and the Pyramide has been there for ages. Russians mine coal, same as we do.

  • Die Hypothese
    Die Hypothese4 ditë më parë

    Was watching it, interesting but I think that you should make som corrections. Regards from someone who lived on Svalbard.

  • brekkis
    brekkis4 ditë më parë

    alot of misinformation here. would not spend my time on this video of i were you, find another one on barentsburg, and a seperate one on pyramyden if you are interested.

  • Mr. Aksel
    Mr. Aksel4 ditë më parë

    1:06 "...is totally 100% accurate..." *proceeds to mix up two different towns, Pyramiden and Barentsburg.*

  • Mr. Aksel
    Mr. Aksel4 ditë më parë

    You're mixing up Pyramiden and Barentsburg

  • Mr. Aksel
    Mr. Aksel4 ditë më parë

    I'm from Norway and I didn't even know this.

  • Tommy Brunstad
    Tommy Brunstad6 ditë më parë

    Svalbard is Norwegian. THE politicians (selling out) our resources. They should be shot in the head.

  • Thormod
    Thormod6 ditë më parë


  • Hazzelgamer7749
    Hazzelgamer77497 ditë më parë

    wait so we had commies in our nation unacepleble

  • Quixy Lados
    Quixy Lados8 ditë më parë

    Love from Norway to Russia

  • Kim André Bøkevoll
    Kim André Bøkevoll8 ditë më parë

    hey hey hey hey.....so, i'm from Kirkenes. wich is literally the bordertown to russia. and my previous work, was literally tro stare into russia , greeting tourists comming to see the border. kirkenes is like, 30% influenced by russians. that svaldbar thing you mention. MEH

  • Rolf Nilsen
    Rolf Nilsen9 ditë më parë

    And it is not in Norway. Svalbard is not norwegian but administrated by Norway. There is a large difference. Further, it is not a free for all. To develop resources there you need to own or have contractual rights to the land your business use. That is why the chineese now looks to purchase lands there with a coastline. No surprise when the harbour is built, and armed in a direct break of the treaty as Svalbard according to the treaty is a demilitarized zone. And lastly - the norse sagas do describe the land with the cool coasts - that is what the name Svalbard ment in norse. The dutch coming several hundred years later called it Spitzbergen.

  • Håkon Kristian Haldorsen
    Håkon Kristian Haldorsen9 ditë më parë

    Barentsburg and pyramiden, its to different towns.

  • norway king
    norway king9 ditë më parë

    Aaaa norway the land of the free

  • فرض إل محمد زرتشت
    فرض إل محمد زرتشت9 ditë më parë

    everything there belongs to sameans, inuits, nenets, chucksees, yakuts with 100% no exceptions.

  • Mökö Koo
    Mökö Koo10 ditë më parë

    My latin is not great. 😆

  • Bajd Kskdjd
    Bajd Kskdjd10 ditë më parë


  • Jon Peder Nyeng
    Jon Peder Nyeng11 ditë më parë

    Most of the pictures here 3:57 are taken from another russian city on svalbard called pyramiden...

  • Jon Peder Nyeng

    Jon Peder Nyeng

    11 ditë më parë

    Think he’s just talking aboudt pyramiden...

  • Erik Walfridsson
    Erik Walfridsson11 ditë më parë

    Since when do they have russian money there? When I was there it was simply money free. All miners ate together, had the right to get a certain amount of supplies from a warehouse, and got their salary put in bank account. Of course this was in 1996. By then all children had left the place and the KGB was gone from the consulate, but you still needed special contacts to get a place to stay Barentsburg. I was there for three and a half weeks. A missionary trip :) We lived in a small hotel for visiting scientist. There was a very, very small store there, but the inhabitants didn´t shop there. it was EXPENSIVE! One roll of toilet paper costed NOK. That would be about $3.9 in todays money assuming the exchange rate was the same then as it is now.

  • Mai Wrold
    Mai Wrold12 ditë më parë

    I’m Norwegian, why haven’t I ever heard of this 🤦‍♀️

  • Svein Hanssen

    Svein Hanssen

    4 ditë më parë

    @Mai Wrold Kan ikke huske noe skolesjakk iallefall.

  • Mai Wrold

    Mai Wrold

    4 ditë më parë

    @Svein Hanssen har hørt at det var en del av pensum før. Burde vært det nå også. Lærte ikke sjakk før jeg var 16, så har gitt opp håpet om å bli skikkelig god :/

  • Svein Hanssen

    Svein Hanssen

    5 ditë më parë

    @Mai Wrold Tvilsomt, men spilte sjakk allikevel :-)

  • Mai Wrold

    Mai Wrold

    5 ditë më parë

    @Svein Hanssen lærte du sjakk på skolen?

  • Svein Hanssen

    Svein Hanssen

    6 ditë më parë

    @Mai Wrold Da er du i såfall relativt ung :-)

  • Trygve Hansen Eidem
    Trygve Hansen Eidem13 ditë më parë

    We don’t own Svalbard ye cretins. We share the islands with The Russian Federation (formerly USSR). They’re to be used for research and mining activities. Not anything militaristic.

  • Erik Konstantin Plesner
    Erik Konstantin Plesner13 ditë më parë

    Svalbard is not Norway. Svalbard is Svalbard. It is governed by the Svalbard treaty . Norway is the janitor of Svalbard - not the "owner". A lot of the video is not exactly lie, but misleading. Nationalities who signed the Svalbard Treaty can go to Svalbard without visa, but that does not entitle them to go to Norway. You can not go to Svalbard "without a purpose". The purpose can be tourism, though. Russia does not need Svalbard more than a fish needs a floating device. "The North passage" does not need Svalbard, and Russia has enough gas in the mainland for 200 years with the current consumption level. Russia does not need more coal than they can trade for gas without Svalbard. It is countries without proximity to Artic - like China - who needs access to Svalbard. The Norwegians seems to believe that Svalbard is as Norwegian as brown-cheese, but soon they will be awakened.

  • sethGG
    sethGG14 ditë më parë

    Climate change does'nt exist, i never seen a climate change

  • Morgan Hagerupsen
    Morgan Hagerupsen14 ditë më parë

    This is not true. So stupid

  • Herman Iversen
    Herman Iversen15 ditë më parë

    You're mixing up two different Russian cities in Svalbard: Barentsburg and Pyramiden. The last one is (almost) abandoned.

  • Mr. Aksel

    Mr. Aksel

    4 ditë më parë

    Yes, Pyramiden is not inhabited, it's just for tourism. He's mixing them.

  • Zid02
    Zid0216 ditë më parë

    "Why theres a completely Russian town in Norway" Norwegians: not for long

  • Gerald Wagner
    Gerald Wagner16 ditë më parë

    The irate alloy arthroscopically exercise because debtor constitutively mix till a hysterical trout. educated, sophisticated trumpet

  • Magnus Ludvigsen
    Magnus Ludvigsen16 ditë më parë

    What I find more fascinating is that you highlighted Jan Mayen also.

  • Andrew Stenhouse
    Andrew Stenhouse16 ditë më parë

    Pyramidan and Barentsburg are different places but you seem to show both in your video.

  • Эвелина Рёйси
    Эвелина Рёйси17 ditë më parë

    This is sooooo not true i have a friend in Norway

  • comment
    comment17 ditë më parë

    the hammer and sickle is NOT a Russian symbol, it's a communist symbol

  • Edvin Hečimović
    Edvin Hečimović17 ditë më parë

    Why not?

  • Sander Gjertsen Østvold
    Sander Gjertsen Østvold18 ditë më parë

    The mastercard joke was 10/10

  • Tore L
    Tore L18 ditë më parë

    I hiked there from Longyearbyen with my dad. A really awesome trip! We spent 24 hours in Barentsburg. Not much to see, but they're really friendly. Although, none of them are actually Russian. All the people living there are Ukranian.

  • Derecq
    Derecq18 ditë më parë

    As everyone is saying you are mixing up two different towns, Barentsburg and Pyramiden. I've visited both and tourists use Norwegian krona in shop and bars. The Russian and Ukrainian residents have a type of debit card to buy things, alcohol and sugar purchases are restricted. Sugar restricted so you can't brew your own hooch.

  • Kailycat
    Kailycat18 ditë më parë

    Wow I'm Norwegian and never knew there was a russian town in Svalbard! The buildings there still look very Norwegian tho. Love it

  • Roy Ben Zur
    Roy Ben Zur19 ditë më parë

    i LOVE the humor!!!!!! that's awesome

  • Rasmussen Invincible
    Rasmussen Invincible19 ditë më parë

    Is this the best place where Norwegian- Russian couple could live?

  • Thomas Hjelme
    Thomas Hjelme19 ditë më parë

    in "norway" thats like saying SPain have a totally spanish town in africa

  • o-jay


    19 ditë më parë

    They actually do have two occupied cities in northern morocco ( in africa) plus some small isles along the coast of morocco.

  • M1E1R
    M1E1R19 ditë më parë

    Cringe "humor" ruins what could be an interesting video.

  • VattenDemonen
    VattenDemonen20 ditë më parë

    Funny some of the pictures is of a other town on Svalbard called Pyramiden. Founded by Sweden 1910 and sold to the Russians 1927.

  • The King Of Jotunheim
    The King Of Jotunheim20 ditë më parë

    Thats how nice norway is

  • Djlilbee
    Djlilbee20 ditë më parë

    Russia is welcome to try and claim it

  • Djlilbee
    Djlilbee20 ditë më parë

    This is BS.. it's Norwegian

  • ١٩٧٩ on the line
    ١٩٧٩ on the line20 ditë më parë

    Russians were there first and even bought a town from Danish and you call it occupation? By this logic, Americans should return Louisiana and Alaska to France and Russia respectively

  • M
    M20 ditë më parë

    In Finnmark there is also a lot of cultural and historical things from the soviet union and Russia. You’ll see the Russian flag around, some statues, street signs in Russian, Russian people, Russian things in museums, and so much more. We even have our own people/language called Russenordmenn/russenorsk👍☺️ This Russian area of Svalbard isn’t that weird.

  • Joachim M
    Joachim M21 ditë më parë

    As far as I know it's called Spitsbergen and only by Russia Svalbard?

  • baldrbraa


    20 ditë më parë

    Svalbard is the whole lot, Spitsbergen is the main island.

  • Trond O Jensen
    Trond O Jensen21 ditë më parë

    This isnt all correct. I worked at the mining town Svea 2007-2009 right at the time everyone started talking about who owned the north pole. The Russians started to upgrade barentsburg with new technology some more advanced than our own. And most of the workers there are not Russian but from the Ukraine.

  • Literal Deer
    Literal Deer22 ditë më parë

    Wait, isn’t it technically speaking, a Norwegian town?

  • baldrbraa


    20 ditë më parë

    We’re quite loose about it, put it that way

  • The Slayer
    The Slayer22 ditë më parë

    OUR country is 100% communism

  • Captaincap700 For
    Captaincap700 For22 ditë më parë

    IT is not owned by russens. The russians want it

  • Allmighty DoGe
    Allmighty DoGe22 ditë më parë

    Svalbard has been 4:3 streched into oblivion in this video

  • Marie Reichelt
    Marie Reichelt23 ditë më parë

    How did I not know about this? I am Norwegian and everything.

  • Senlin A. Trebor
    Senlin A. Trebor23 ditë më parë


  • Jakub Ondruš
    Jakub Ondruš23 ditë më parë

    The title is misleading, many "Russians" working in Barentsburg are actually ethnic Ukrainians, or Belorussians, speaking their own respective languages, not Russian

  • JERRY tm
    JERRY tm24 ditë më parë


  • Grybauskaitės Pakaliku Klubas
    Grybauskaitės Pakaliku Klubas24 ditë më parë

    So russian , or soviet ? Thats two different things . I see you dont see a difference ?

  • August Borgen
    August Borgen24 ditë më parë

    As a norwegian, I’m proud to watch a video that is all about something norwegian-ish

  • Robin Farstad Dey
    Robin Farstad Dey24 ditë më parë

    Hei alle sammen!

  • AO1145
    AO114524 ditë më parë

    Didn’t you mix the towns of Barentsburg and Pyramiden? You show photos from Pyramiden and talk about Barentsburg… Pyramiden is an original swedish town later bought/overtaken by the Soviet Union to use for mining. I’ve been there. Was a nice place. But this time you mixed it up. Today Pyramiden is a ghostntown, only visited by tourists and a few seasonal russian staff. Barentsburg is still inhabitant by russians.

  • Dávid Skyba
    Dávid Skyba24 ditë më parë

    Correct question will be why usa is everywhere?

  • Leon F.
    Leon F.24 ditë më parë

    I heard that even though it's visa free, the only place you can fly to it from is Norway, which you need a visa for, even if it's a stop off to fly there.

  • Space Lemur
    Space Lemur24 ditë më parë

    The attempts at humor just doesn't work. It's not fresh. It is like something that would be taught at a corporate retreat.

  • Angus Soutter
    Angus Soutter24 ditë më parë

    There is a Russian village in Scotland Moscow 😂😂😂

  • Hz


    23 ditë më parë

    Now i can't throw out of my head the gopniks in Adidas skirts playing Katyusha on the bagpipes. Thanks dude...

  • ordinary person
    ordinary person24 ditë më parë

    I don't remember putting this in my music playlist.

  • Segen
    Segen25 ditë më parë

    Wait a sec, why did you say "russian occupation of svalbard" at 5:14?

  • Red Homie
    Red Homie25 ditë më parë

    There are one more, Pyramiden, its Russian, and its in Svladbar as well

  • Mikuo Hatsune
    Mikuo Hatsune25 ditë më parë

    Holy shit I've been to Svalbard- I really want to live there haha

  • Tor Inge Pedersen
    Tor Inge Pedersen25 ditë më parë

    Technically, its a town in Norwegian Svalbard with Russians. Norwegian law still applies...

  • Kåre Johnny
    Kåre Johnny26 ditë më parë

    You didnt highlight all of Norway you fool. You are now banned from r/norge

  • MemoFromEssex
    MemoFromEssex26 ditë më parë

    Time Team!

  • Snoopy Chaun
    Snoopy Chaun26 ditë më parë

    I live in Norway and teachers didnt learn me about a soviet town ._.

  • Snoopy Chaun

    Snoopy Chaun

    22 ditë më parë

    @Krogur Plaguewalker 🖕🏻

  • Krogur Plaguewalker

    Krogur Plaguewalker

    23 ditë më parë

    @Snoopy Chaun Im not suprised.

  • Snoopy Chaun

    Snoopy Chaun

    23 ditë më parë

    @Krogur Plaguewalker i don’t understand what u mean but anyways fuck you

  • Krogur Plaguewalker

    Krogur Plaguewalker

    23 ditë më parë

    @Snoopy Chaun So you are saying you never went over the Norwegian map in school? Right, yeah, thats normal xD

  • Snoopy Chaun

    Snoopy Chaun

    23 ditë më parë

    @Krogur Plaguewalker actually i payed attetion during the class

  • 5th Republic
    5th Republic26 ditë më parë

    4:05 *communist jumpscare*

  • Richard Nedbalek
    Richard Nedbalek26 ditë më parë

    3:42 Does HE live in Barentsburg?!?! 😍

  • Shawn Erickstad
    Shawn Erickstad26 ditë më parë

    Climate change has been around since the start of the world and will always continue to change

  • Kurt Gøran Andersen
    Kurt Gøran Andersen26 ditë më parë

    And there are also russian towns in the USA, for example Nikolaevsk, not far from Homer - Alaska. With russian inhabitants who speak russian, and with an orthodox church, russian schools etc.

  • Alex a war pigeon
    Alex a war pigeon26 ditë më parë

    I have visited Svalbard and its amazing the wildlife is great!

  • Knut Jakobsen
    Knut Jakobsen27 ditë më parë

    Translate this : resett.no/2020/12/26/naive-norske-politikere-kan-rote-bort-svalbard/

  • Nicholas Drain
    Nicholas Drain27 ditë më parë

    Makes me think of bariloche in South America ....damn silver wolf

  • Nicholas Kelly
    Nicholas Kelly27 ditë më parë

    This is Arktikugol! Barentsburg is still functioning as a coal mining colony. The Norwegian Government also still mines coal around Longyearbayen. Most of the photos are of Pyramiden which was the other Arkitugol mining colony. The USSR purchased the mine and mining colony from a Swedish company Unlike Barentsburg the mine here is now closed. However the town is still Arktikugol property and is now mainly used as a Museum and heritage centre. Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty some 52 countries have the right to exploit coal and other minerals in the archipelago.

  • Christopher Ellis
    Christopher Ellis27 ditë më parë

    Pomory, seasiders

  • Holyfox
    Holyfox28 ditë më parë

    Putin and Trump by the way, don’t drink. Creepy.

  • Kekistani Help Desk
    Kekistani Help Desk28 ditë më parë

    Your pathetic fake girly sarcasm is nauseating.

  • Chan Roberto
    Chan Roberto28 ditë më parë

    you should try making a video about youtube retention or dashboard hahaha

  • Chris McMahon
    Chris McMahon29 ditë më parë

    While I thought the video was super informative, the cutesy jokes seemed to delegitimize the content. But that's just my opinion. Not sure what works best for the channel. Maybe the "humor" softens the edge for most watchers. The content is spot on though. Is this channel somehow related to Wendover?

  • Malva Halva
    Malva Halva29 ditë më parë

    is wendover your channell?

  • Martin Skarsaune
    Martin SkarsauneMuaj më parë

    There seems to be some footage from pyramiden, which is an abandoned soviet settlement from Barentsburg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramiden

  • Christopher Mangels
    Christopher MangelsMuaj më parë

    Oh, the puns... 🤕

  • Xiphactinus Audax
    Xiphactinus AudaxMuaj më parë

    Okay. So, I watched this video last year or something, and didn't know much about it, didn't do much research. And I had an an entire dream about it.

  • Atomic
    AtomicMuaj më parë


  • Olaf J Sørås
    Olaf J SøråsMuaj më parë

    But, no country are allowed to exploit resources in a way that Norway isn't already doing

  • MapsAndGlobes
    MapsAndGlobesMuaj më parë

    Yet another time I start researching a video, only to find HAI already did a video on it.

  • Schnitzel Inc.
    Schnitzel Inc.Muaj më parë

    bibliotheca equorum

  • gino death x TV channel gamer
    gino death x TV channel gamerMuaj më parë

    Wait my stepgrandfather is norwegian and my grandman is thai and living in norway

  • Per Perald
    Per PeraldMuaj më parë

    There were 2 russian towns, Barentsburg, and Pyramiden (which is shown in your video) having 2300 inhabitants and each had a heliport. The hardest battle between Norwegian and Russian authrities were the use of Norwegian postal stamps, as the russians used russian stamps, and transported to Russia themselves. But the Norwgian laws said the Norway Mail had a monopoly in Norway. So they opened a Norwegian post "office" in the russian post office, with a Norwegian date-stamp. It was served by russians.

  • Seth Thompson
    Seth ThompsonMuaj më parë

    What's the conversion rate of youtube subscribers to nebula I wonder?

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