18 Yamal Peninsula

Yamal Peninsula

Posted on March 25, 2010 by team

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Yamal Peninsula – an infinite snowy desert, a border area, the largest gas extraction region … and the North of incredible beauty.

Those who come here usually call it expedition. There is no denying the truth, roads do not tend here. In winter there are ice roads, they are made right along the stream canals, the Ob feeders, taiga. Dozens of ice passages, villages,  and in summer only water ways may take there. Recesses…

But let us come back to Yamal Peninsula itself.
The ice road tends here from the side of Labytnanga, Obskaya station.

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In the beginning forest-tundra is around, there are still rare larches. And far away Polar Urals spurs can be seen.

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But further are fewer and fewer trees and soon  the last bush disappears. Seven days of tundra are ahead.

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The road is actually busy.
Dozens of heavy trucks go to Bovanenkovo – the main Gazprom perspective for today.

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The railroad has been built in Bovanenkovo since 1986. It is rather hard in permafrost conditions. Though trains go here anyway.

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But they go not to the very Bovanenkovo despite the statements of Gazprom press releases.  The road is still 30km incomplete.

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Literally a year ago this winter road was being maintained. It was needed. Now nearly all the cargoes are delivered by railway. And the winter road got abandoned.

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As soon as the filling ends – begins the tundra. Just a track, hundreds and hundreds of track kilometers in the tundra.

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A little slope and a chance to turn over a 20 tons – long vehicle.


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18 Responses to “Yamal Peninsula”

  1. Sarkawi says:


  2. Russian says:

    Yes, it’s Russia..

  3. typo? says:

    32c? that IS very warm

  4. Unknown says:

    Beautiful country!

  5. a_polite_comentator says:

    shall speak english you, or translator found need =)

  6. Cracker says:

    Great photos!

  7. Jr says:

    Hi, love your site. Just an idea: might be interesting for people to see a google map link in each article showing were some if this places in Russia are.



  8. RUSSIAN GIRL says:

    nomber 8 ! yamal is so cool!

  9. mad1982 says:

    Scary nature but nice ^_^

  10. kocmoc says:

    http://citypicture.ru/priroda/yamal-chast-vtoraya/ this is original post, people abandon this site, owner of it making money for adds hits, and sits cozy on his ass by reposting content from live journal and other russian sites, without their permission.

  11. Raud says:

    Funny, I don’t see a single deer on any picture.
    There are those two CARIBOU however… :P

  12. fic says:

    Pula! visit Pula! it’s the best

    This is nice too

  13. Chris says:


  14. Great, reminds me of Canada’s Northwest territories a lot

  15. yuri says:

    looks like home here in north america

  16. David from the UK says:

    Thanks for some absolutely stunningly beautiful photos of Yamal Peninsula especially the winter scenes. Gorgeous!!!Just love it. I gotta go there. Simply have to be there. I am definately going there.

  17. raed says:

    شي للتحميل

    شي رفع ملفات

    تحميل صور تحميل ملفات تحميل فيديو صوت

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