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Exciting news! As you might have heard, by utilizing the latest modern breakthroughs in global warming technology, the Arctic Circle is now a sun-worshiper's paradise!
Pic and text from the article:
Norilsk - above the Arctic Circle - is known as one of the world's coldest cites, and is built on permafrost. Sunbathing picture was taken around Lake Baikal.
Frosty weather is a reality for 280 days a year. In summer time, average air temperatures are 14.6 degrees, before this year when Norilk finds itself in the furnace.
Sun-lovers around the world are already making plans, but you'd better hurry if you want to join in the fun as the Marriott Norilsk and Hilton Norilsk are already reporting they're booked for the next few months. I don't think it would be an understatement to call Norilsk a 'tourist's paradise', and we all have global warming to thank.
Best yet, living there is cheap! The local residents are always happy to earn a few extra rubles by renting out a room. As Vanya and Tonya (pictured above) said in the article, "We welcome the bloated imperialistic plutocrats from Amerika to join us in our Worker's Paradise!" I suggest you start making your moving plans today!
Wait, hold on a sec. The second page of the article just loaded.
Oops. Sorry about that. Turns out they weren't talking about sunbathing at all.
TOO funny, both of these! Isn't there some movie where somebody says something like, "What you're seeing here is the last act of a desperate man."? These people are just getting pathetic, and a superb job on your part displaying them for just what they are, a bunch of hucksters.