chapter  6
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Science In-between: Norway, the European Arctic and the Soviet Union

Few contacts were maintained between researchers in the Nordic countries and the Soviet Union during the Second World War, and the troubled peace that followed brought little change. Even formal relations seemed di cult to establish. Yet, in the mid-1950s scientic contacts expanded considerably. is chapter seeks to identify and explain not only the driving forces behind the wider cooperation in polar research between Norway and the Soviet Union, but also how and why such contacts were contested.