A golden glow for some few minutes and then gone. The sun north of the Arctic Circle will stay under the horizon until early next year. Further north in the Barents Region, the polar night has already lasted for weeks.
Tourists traveling north during summer to experience the midnight sun should be aware that the beauty of the special blue-colored frozen landscapes and horizon also represent an unforgettable adventure.
With the dark comes the cold. Last night, the thermometer felled down to minus 39,7 °C outside Sodankylä in Finnish Lapland, reports Lapin Kansa. In northern Norway, the lowest temperature was measured in Bardu in Troms with minus 35 °C on Sunday, according to Nordlys. Russia’s Kola Peninsula is also freezing cold, with Apatity as the coldest town with minus 30 °C Monday morning, reports B-port.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
During his three years in the Federation Council, Konstantin Dobrynin became a vocal critic of current political trends in Russia. Opponents will sigh of relief as he now exits the legislative assembly.