5 Worse Side of the Russian North

Worse Side of the Russian North

Posted on July 3, 2014 by team

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A trip to the end of the world that is called Chukotka. It’s really hard to live there and it seems that the climate prevents people from building roads and houses and existing normally. The underpopulated region as it was, started to be abandoned in the 1990s-2000s, they were leaving home towns and settlements… We are going to visit some of them today.


Vegetation of the region is represented by grass only, but it’s nice to observe numerous lakes and hills from above. Not so many animals inhabit the land.


What you are going to see below is really dreadful. It seems all the good of Chukotka has been lost.

The second autonomous region has long been closed and militarised, it is still a border zone. They check the passports of all people coming and going. In the Soviet years the fear of Americans was so great that they turned the impassable region without roads into a special territory. It is only 600-700 km away from Alaska but it’s hard to reach, either on foot or by transport. Military posts were almost everywhere, so all abandoned objects still belong to the Ministry of Defence.

In the picture above is a warehouse of combustible materials.


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5 Responses to “Worse Side of the Russian North”

  1. Jon says:

    My guess is that the area does not profit the oligarchs and tat is the reason for abandonment. I wonder what the original function of the city was.

    • Andrew says:

      Originally Anadyr city was one of eastern outposts of Russian Empire. Look at the map. Also fishing and merchant seaport.

  2. john says:

    nice posting i like it

  3. Erik Johnson says:

    Thank you . Here in America there are what we call
    ghost towns . You have whole cities . Amazing and
    moving …. where did all the people go ..
    Thanks again

  4. myrddin says:

    great place for playing hide and seek :D

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