This village is located right by the Sea of Okhotsk. Fishing and hunting have always been these people’s main source of income. Then the fish factory was purchased by a private individual and the number of people employed reduced greatly. Today there are about 1,700 people living in the village while some time ago it was only the fish factory that emplyed over 2,000. Welcome to Oktyabrsky.
On the way to Oktyabrsky village.
Huge territories have been abandoned here in Kamchatka Territory.
The village includes two parallel streets between the fish factory and a gas station.
There are mostly single-family homes in the village and a few five-storey apartment buildings.
On the face of it, the village is doing Ok…
But it’s windows that reveal the truth…
“We don’t want heritage like that”.
This is a local hospital. Would you go there if you were sick?
“Oktyabrskaya City Hospital”.
A local post office.
How much time will it take them to deliver a letter to Moscow?
People leave these areas not because it’s cold. They just can’t find a job and understand there is no future for them here.
“Everything you want to know about departure from the Far North”.
As a rule, there are no young people in villages like this. It is children and elderly men who live here.
“Smelt fish for sale”.
The Sea of Okhotsk is cold but beautiful.
Those dogs are used to freezing temperatures.
Some people in Oktyabsky village still live in the hope that it will change for the better.
Location: Kamchatka Territory