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A former Arctic iron processing district lays abandoned

A former iron-processing plant lays abandoned in Kirovsk city in Murmansk Province. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, many heavy industries in the Arctic were closed as it no longer makes economic and strategic sense to support these industrial communities in the extreme climate and isolation.

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A former iron-processing plant lays abandoned in Kirovsk city in Murmansk Province. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, many heavy industries in the Arctic were closed as it no longer makes economic and strategic sense to support these industrial communities in the extreme climate and isolation.