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Barentsburg: Chapel

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The cha­pel in Bar­ents­burg was built in 1998 to com­me­mo­ra­te the Ope­raf­jel­let-cata­stro­phe. On August 29, 1996, a Rus­si­an air­pla­ne cras­hed into the slo­pes of Ope­raf­jel­let due to bad navi­ga­ti­on in poor visi­bi­li­ty. 141 peop­le were on board – miners, other employees, fami­ly mem­bers. The­re were no sur­vi­vors.

The bells may only be rung by ordai­ned per­sons. But ever­y­bo­dy is wel­co­me to visit the cha­pel respect­ful­ly, it is open at any time.

It is a cha­pel and no church. The­re is no per­ma­nent posi­ti­on for a priest in Bar­ents­burg.

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last modification: 2018-11-09 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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