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Refugees Choose Russia's Arctic as a Backdoor to Europe

At the airport in the Russian Arctic city of Murmansk, passengers file out from the morning flight from Moscow — many seemingly dazed by the surroundings and clearly underdressed for the coming polar winter. "We are all from hell," says passenger Tomasi, an Iranian from Tehran, when asked where he and others had arrived from. Some are fleeing the violence of Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Others — joblessness and oppression elsewhere. All are part a cresting wave of...

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