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Natio­nal day cele­bra­ti­ons without child­ren from Bar­ents­burg

The 17th of May is the Nor­we­gi­an natio­nal day and it is cele­bra­ted ever­y­whe­re in the coun­try with gre­at enthu­si­asm and a lot of public atten­ti­on and acti­vi­ties.

In Lon­gye­ar­by­en, this usual­ly inclu­des the tra­di­ti­on to invi­te repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from the Rus­si­an sett­le­ment of Bar­ents­burg, only 40 kilo­me­tres away from Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from the mining com­pa­ny Trust Arc­ti­cu­gol and the con­su­la­te came as well as child­ren who met the local child­ren in Lon­gye­ar­by­en.

17. May, Longyearbyen

Repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from Bar­ents­burg hol­ding speaches next to the Sys­sel­man­nen (now: Sys­sel­mes­ter) and the mayor of Lon­gye­ar­by­en on the 17th of May (here in 2019).

It had been made clear in advan­ce that offi­cial repre­sen­ta­ti­ves would not be wel­co­me this year, but the child­ren and “necessa­ry entou­ra­ge” were invi­ted. Their visit was, howe­ver, can­cel­led by Bar­ents­burg after “inter­nal dis­cus­sions”, accord­ing to Sval­bard­pos­ten As a con­se­quence, the­re was no mee­ting bet­ween the neigh­bours Bar­ents­burg and Lon­gye­ar­by­en in the con­text of the 17th of May 2022. The ori­gi­nal idea that the Rus­si­an and Ukrai­ni­an child­ren from Bar­ents­burg and the Nor­we­gi­an and inter­na­tio­nal ones from Lon­gye­ar­by­en would sing tog­e­ther had to be can­cel­led.

Local offi­cials hope that cir­cum­s­tan­ces allow a nor­mal rela­ti­on bet­ween the neigh­bou­ring towns again soon.

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