Lenin statue on the act of riding, the statue is close to the Cremlin square, the photograph was taken at night.
Three cars parked in one of the first days of snow of the year. The city of Murmansk is still very sovietic style and cars still belong to that era.
This picture shows one side of the Cremlin square at night time, specifically the right hand side if looking at the Cremlin.
Sexy shop at night.
While I was heading to the port side of the city, I came across this scenario, 2 cars, one red, both from the sovietic period. In the background popular buildings of a sovietic estethic. All the scenario covered with snow.
This photo shows a sirian refugee walking down the street that leads to the Nikel factory, the main source of work for the hinabitants and that gives the name to the city. Nikel is also one of the most polluted city of the norther Russia
Overview of the city and the factory of Nikel. Nikel has approximatively 14.000 hinabitants.
This is the Alsaid's family, coming from Syria all the way up to the Polar Circle. Here inside the Polar Light hotel in Nikel, waiting to leave to the norwegian border.
Here we are in front of the Polar Light Hotel, and this is the trunk of one of the many abusive taxies full of bycicle and ready to leave to the norwegian border.
Abusive taxi ar very common in Nikel, especially with this great but unexpected flow of refugees going to the Norwegian border, many resident took their cars and improvised them taxi.
Crossroad that bring you either to Nikel or to the border with Norway. This woman, I suppose is a refugee, was walking towards the border direction at very early morning.
This photo shows the main square of Nikel in the morning. At the centre of the square, Lenin statue.
This photo shows Mr Alsaid at the grocery shop in Nikel, trying to find the typical arab bread that used to eat in his country. The saleswoman is looking at him with suspicious eyes. The community of Nikel wasn't used and didn't expected such a large amount of refugees in their town is such a small time.
Alsaid's eldest son, running to the hotel with the arab bread just bought from the father.
This picture shows a cadet soldier doing a basic job as cleaning the outside of the barrack.
This picture shows an old CCCP building painted in yellow and blue. It is not rare to see this buildings or still signs of the sovietic period, while traveling Russia.
Portrait of a young guy in the streets of Moscow.
Nikel's economy sticks on the only fabric present in this small town, the huge nickel estracting factory that stands on a small hill at the door of the town. Here employees exiting after work.
This photo shows a man standing alone, under a pouring snow, beside a car. Both are in front of a supermarket.
Landscape of the view from the border.
A group of aged people inside a cafè in Vadso, is looking at me and my Syrian friend Mansour in a suspicious way. The town of Vadso is hosting lot of refugees and the public opinion is not happy.
Mansur Hanna, one of the refugees from Syria who I got closer with, here is walking toward an old boat on the edge of a fjord in the cold Vadso, home of around 400 refugees.
Houses in Norway are much more colorful that in Russia, refugees for the first period were hosted in Kirkenes before being spread out around Norway. House view in the center of the city.
Landascape of Vadso. Here a hut on a cliff.