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Old May 24th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #521
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Yeah, it's a bit odd, but one thing that for some reason is left out of the English, German, and Finnish translations is that the Norwegian sign says that it is not allowed to photograph RUSSIAN personel and equipment. A little likely explanation could thus be that the prohibition actually does not apply for Russian people. More likely, the sign is old. Before there was hardly any Russians on the Norwegian side of the border.

From the link provided by Verso I btw found this picture:



It looks like you get as far on the Russian side with only Norwegian language as the Russians get in Norway with only Russian.....

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The only land border crossing between Norway and Russia, called Storskog / Boris Gleb. It lies on the E105, between Kirkenes and Murmansk, north of the Arctic Circle. In 1999, total number of passengers reached 131,235 (in the whole year - 360 a day).
The Russian side (Boris Gleb):
It's a bit odd of the Russian station across from Storskog is called Boris Gleb, because Boris Gleb is actually a town that is some km to the west:

It's a bit of an anamoly as it's a tiny Russian enclave on the "wrong", i.e. western bank of the Pasvik border river. There is actually a road leading directly from Boris Gleb to Norway, but I think it is closed, probably at least since the 60s. More info about Boris Gleb.

The whole area on the Russian side of the border was btw Finnish (Petsamo corridor) between 1920 and 1944.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 02:11 AM   #522
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It's a bit odd of the Russian station across from Storskog is called Boris Gleb, because Boris Gleb is actually a town that is some km to the west:

It's a bit of an anamoly as it's a tiny Russian enclave on the "wrong", i.e. western bank of the Pasvik border river.
That's ok; we called two border crossings after (two) villages on the other side of the border, in Italy. Interesting history in any case!
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Old May 24th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #523
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That's ok; we called two border crossings after (two) villages on the other side of the border, in Italy. Interesting history in any case!
Which ones? Fernetiči, I guess, and...?
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Old May 24th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #524
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^ Yes, Fernetiči (Fernetti) and Lazaret (Lazzaretto), the latter being right next to the sea. Maybe it has sth to do with the Slovenian minority living there, although Slovenia doesn't claim any Italian territory for itself.
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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #525
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so actually, Fernetiči as a village actually doesn't exist?
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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #526
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Of course it does, in Italy, and it's also bilingual.
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ok, in I, but i thought that there are 2 villages, Fernetti and Fernetiči. or that it is similar situation as GOrica - divided place
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Old May 24th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #528
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No, it's just in Italy.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #529
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Did anyone post Lubawka-Kralovec (PL-CZ)?









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While im happy to see that in europe borders are fading and walls are coming down, in north amrica bordercrossing is tight and walls are coming up



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Actually, the eastern Schengen borders are also heavily guarded, for the exact same reason as in America: Illegal immigration.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #532
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While im happy to see that in europe borders are fading and walls are coming down, in north amrica bordercrossing is tight and walls are coming up
You must've missed this picture then.
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Actually, the eastern Schengen borders are also heavily guarded, for the exact same reason as in America: Illegal immigration.
khm, what would you say if i'd tell you that i've been milling around HR-SLO border in quite inaccessable terrain near local border crossing (about 2 km from it) without documents on heavy rain in 2 h in the morning? try to do it at US-MEX border
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^ Well, they obviously didn't notice you, but I was once stopped like that (on the Slovenian side) and they made one hell of a research with me, especially with the car.
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^ Well, they obviously didn't notice you, but I was once stopped like that (on the Slovenian side) and they made one hell of a research with me, especially with the car.
actually, i was on feeth. i even think that i left my car in Coratia and entered into Slovenia. and then going back and my freind carried an umbrella geez, i may not remember what would they mean if they caught us sniffing there
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While im happy to see that in europe borders are fading and walls are coming down, in north amrica bordercrossing is tight and walls are coming up



There are similar, and in fact even nastier, border controls on the Morocco/EU-Schengen (Spain) land border.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #537
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Ive allredy crossed Austria-Slovakia and Spain-Morroco and they are nothing compared to US-Mexico.

US-Mexico will take a 30 minutes to 1 and a half hour lines and heavy visa control, in the Tijuna-San Diego you can do up to 3 hours. Even now US citizens have to show a passport to get into their own country. And while the comercial chapter of NAFTA is alredy working and free comerce has opened, free transit of people is getting tighter by the day.
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El Paso-Ciudad Juarez



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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #540
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Some border checks in Europe are really tight, especially for truckers, some borders can take up to a day to cross. There used to be 24 hr waiting lines at the German-Polish border. However, we love Schengen now
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