Sweden: Life Follows Art

Soviet sub goes on the rocks

It was a typically quiet Scandinavian night for the scattered residents of the Blekinge archipelago on Sweden's southeast coast. Suddenly their rustic peace was shattered by something that went bump in the dark. "First we heard a gigantic crunch," recalls one resident of the 60-is-land group. "There was a lot of rumbling. The whole island shook." Some of the hardy islanders heard the sounds of a diesel engine racing and blamed the whole incident on Swedish naval maneuvers. The community went back to sleep.

The following morning, Fisherman Bertil Sturkman got a rude surprise. Rowing his...

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