3 Forgotten North Land: Baikit

Forgotten North Land: Baikit

Posted on June 6, 2012 by team


Let’s continue our journey along Evenkiya, this time we’ll visit Baikit, 600 km away from Vanavara.

Baikit is 670 km away from Krasnoyarsk

Planes fly here three times a week

Today about 4000 people live in Baikit.

The village was founded in 1927. Before the territory development here lived not numerous aboriginal people: Evenks and Ostyaks.

Nowadays 400 aboriginal Evenks inhabit Baikit. Most of the locals go hunting and fishing though many of them work at schools, hospitals etc.
There are no good roads here. In winter ice roads can save but in summer some places cannot be reached even by an offroad vehicle.

That is why most of the people have boats. The Tunguska river is a more reliable traffic artery than taiga.

But they need cars anyway, boats cannot be transported without them.

The local climate is severe, in winter the temperature is often below 50C. But the locals have got used to it.

Electric power is very expensive.

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3 Responses to “Forgotten North Land: Baikit”

  1. lord haw haw says:

    cheers Ashley, another little Englander comment from the Tory spawning ground for toffs that is Surrey…..

  2. TrulyRestlessSoul says:

    I have a huge admiration for people that live in remote places like this. It can not be easy

  3. RASER says:

    looks like hell on earth, a shithole, sorry for those who have to live there

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