14 Post Soviet Existance of the Northern City

Post Soviet Existance of the Northern City

Posted on November 28, 2013 by team

Amderma had been one of the big Soviet fluorite deposits before WWII. After the war many more deposits were found and this one was closed. But instead it started to develop as a base for the Arctic region research. They built a bigger airport and in the 60s the new radar station P-70 Lena-M was constructed near the settlement whose population reached 15000 people then. Everything started to decay after the collapse of the USSR. Today the number of people living here is equal to 350 only…

One can get to Amderma only by plane An-24.

That yellow building is the airport.

There are plenty of empty tanks here, big and small, they were used for diesel fuel.


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14 Responses to “Post Soviet Existance of the Northern City”

  1. Rascallyraven says:

    It is sad to see …. Mother Russia does not suffer fools ….easily …. still, soooo many dreams died in the service of a better good ….. sad…

  2. janus says:

    anything associated with Russian & communism is a shitholes… Thanks God we succeed keeping communism at bay

  3. Art says:

    Thanks for this, raises contradicting, mixed feelings. It’s beautifully ugly if I can say so. This town has certainly moved Pripyat to 2nd place as the most depressing and melancholic place for me. Fair play to people who live there…

  4. dolores says:

    Awesome! This why I love English Russia. The insight into things we didn’t know is better than The National Geographic. That photography is superb, the photographer did a great job. Would be interested in more commentary about the subjects.

  5. Zapadny says:

    Very sad, best days are over. Why loose all that? For What? Slava to the old times, slava to the great Russia soul and, please, resist to the western poison.

  6. Osip says:

    What a spit hole.

  7. Bill says:

    More interesting stuff from Russia. Good work.

  8. asdfa says:

    This should be in a DLC of Borderlands 2..

  9. lalala says:

    That Foreign crane is a East German made one.

  10. Jean says:

    Better than any painting, and look at those Cats the best of the best.

  11. ron rankin says:

    They could have a booming economy for a couple years just collecting and selling scrap metal.

  12. Canuckist says:

    The “communism in Detroit” comment made me LOL.
    I love these great series like this. I like commentary direct-from-source, rather than filtered through layers of media. I want to hear about countries ‘from the horse’s mouth’, not some polished tourist piece. Love English Russia for bringing this view of our polar neighbours.

  13. Slaven says:

    Gorbachev managed to ruin the whole fucking country and nobody did anything. What a shameful time for Russia an ex-Soviet people. You could not organized one assasination that really matter life and death.

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