A striking documentation of the Russian Arctic mining colonies of Pyramiden and Barentsburg. Located in Norway on the archipelago of Svalbard, the towns are frozen in the post-Sovietic era as mainly Russians came to work there when Russia used its right to the Spitsbergen treaty of 1935. With the exploitation of the coal mines as an excuse, even if they operate at a loss, Russia has been using this land as part of a geopolitical strategy. Well done, comes with an envelope with a reproduction of a miner's user's manual inside.
Published by Editions 77, Paris.