Two Border Cities Share Russian History — and a Sharp European Divide

Where one world ends and another begins.

I had the good fortune to visit Narva/Ivangorod this past summer, and I was struck at its similarity to Buffalo/Fort Erie in terms of being an international border divided by a narrow waterway connected by a bridge. One can even walk under the bridge along a pedestrian promenade on one side (Narva and Buffalo, in these instances) but not on the other side.

From The New York Times and definitely worth a read:

While attached to Russia by ethnicity and emotion, residents of Narva, Estonia, say they would never actually want to live there.

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