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Abandoned Soviet Chukotka

Posted on August 7, 2016 by konst4


 

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This village was not on the maps of the Soviet Union, it was kept secret because of the military units located here. It is not on the map of Russia even now, not only because of the presence of the military, but because people have left this place a few years ago.

1. The village is situated on the banks of the Anadyr Bay of the Bering Sea in front of Anadyr and was founded in 1968. The population of the civil part of the village was engaged in mining of brown coal, and the military secures the eastern borders of the USSR.

2. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the elimination of the nuclear weapons and reduce of the Army military part of the settlement was abandoned. House of officers, school, shopping center were closed.

3. Well, after the withdrawal of the military heating was also disabled. The town is dead!

4. In some civilian houses people lived until 2013, but the authorities in the region decided that it is easier to move everyone to the village. Pervomajskij than maintain the infrastructure of the 70% abandoned village. In the houses, abandoned in 2012 – 2013 years, there are still traces of human habitation, although almost all of valuable things are looted, wooden floors are removed for heating and construction of beams, windows are broken.

5. Let’s walk through the flats of the former tenants. There is nothing to comment, take a walk in peace.

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11. Not only houses were abandoned but also technique. Carry it to the “mainland” is expensive and pointless.

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16. To the aviator pioneers and defenders of the sky of Chukotka.

17. House of Officers.

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19. The artifact of the ’90s.

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21. Most interesting place in the village – school.

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25. Wall painting.

26. More recent sketches.

27. And the piano, like in many apartments. Children were taught music during the long polar night.

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34. The weather turned bad, wait out the rain.

35. While it pours as from a bucket, you can drink a beer by Moscow Brewing Company. :).

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37. The mall is all taken out, nothing interesting.

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40. Again, the sun came out, but it’s time to go.

We go to the bus stop and enjoy the beauty of the tundra.
By the way, buses in the region are free of charge and go right on schedule, at least in summer. A trifle, but nice.
Thanks to airline company VIM-Avia for the opportunity to visit this remote corner of our country.

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One Response to “Abandoned Soviet Chukotka”

  1. aldebaran says:

    vandalism and desolation…

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