17 The Nothernmost City of Russia: Pevek

The Nothernmost City of Russia: Pevek

Posted on April 8, 2012 by team

Pevek is the northmost city of Russia. 25 000 people used to live here, 2 500 have remained… Life in Pevek is expensive and boring. The city has two cafes and one of them will probably close soon… No movie theatres, no  night clubs… The city lives from plane to plane that arrive once in 2 weeks. Everyone knows when the next plane arrives, cause it means that fresh food will appear in the shops. Prices here are unbelievably high but an average salary of a waitress, for example, is about 1000 US dollars. According to locals a 3 roomed flat could be changed for a ticket to Moscow…

Some prices are equal to:

Potatoes 2 USD

Wheat 1.66 USD

Dairy butter 4.60 USD

Dry milk 9 USD

Frozen fish 3.30 USD

Sugar 2.60 USD

Apples: 5 USD

Eggs: 6.30 USD …

Streets are empty

House painted bright colors

URALs function instead of buses, in the end of a workday they carry employees home.


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17 Responses to “The Nothernmost City of Russia: Pevek”

  1. Heck says:

    Nothing to whine about. Prices are understandable since nothing grows that far north but what about the fishing industry?

    • Babysitter says:

      Well, from what I see, venison there is way cheaper than beef or pork here in Moscow. Fish is cheap too. Milk, eggs and butter cost A LOT. However, I’ve heard that people in northern cities have vitamin pills for free.

  2. someone says:

    Wow that is an incredibly depressing place… Way to go to become a developed country :/

  3. Unknown says:

    Pevek IS NOT the northernmost city of Russia, get your facts straight. There are a lot of cities that are located much more north than Pevek.

  4. 山下智久 says:

    population of Russia is too little…

  5. Osip says:

    The city that the gulag built. Better that it disappears.

  6. (r)evolutionist says:

    Capitalism abandons places that don’t make a few industrialists obscenely wealthy; socialism “sees” potential in humanity and natural resources. This place was once a thriving sotsgorod.

  7. lbytesxk says:

    the white bear is called a polar bear in English

  8. stolichnaya says:

    Best quote of the day: “The seal is sitting in the warm waste water of the municipal sewerage.”

    Mmmmm…warm waste water!

  9. stan says:

    Hey, I also heard this is the place to go if you suffer from depression..

  10. stick boy says:

    just flew over yesterday..quite a place…looks pretty lonely!!!

  11. hgory says:

    any hot girls overthere?

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