Thursday, September 16, 2021

Barentsburg in Svalbard, Norway

The souvenir sheet is Norway's 2020 "Ancient Postal Routes" Europa issue. Barentsburg is a Russian coal mining settlement on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. About 500 people live there, mining coal for the Russian Arktikugol Trust. The postmarks appear to have been updated since the last cover I received from there almost 10 years ago. 

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