The first word that comes into the mind, seeing this picture is connection. The lock between the gates unites them and gives both sides the strength to hold the connection between each other. Exactly this connection existed and still exists between the people in Narva and Ivangorod. Even if the people were separated by the border, they didn’t give up being in contact with each other. People from both sides passed the border to visit friends and family or to work in the other city. They were willing to shoulder a lot of problems not to lose the connection between the two cities, but also between the two countries Russia and Estonia. With this they showed, that a border between two countries isn’t automatically insuperable.