Man who robbed world’s most northerly bank faces jail in Norway

Popov, 29, went to the Arctic town of Longyearbyen to kill himself, but when that did not work out, tried to call attention to his plight by robbing a bank, getting arrested and thus ensuring he would not return to Russia, a court document explained.

It did not say why he wanted to avoid going back.

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Popov snatched 70,000 kroner (7,150 euros, $8,000) from the only bank in the mining town of around 2,000…
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