Forgotten North Land

Forgotten North Land

We’ve already visited Baikit and Vanavara – places in Evenkia. Today Kuyumba village is going to meet us.

Forgotten North Land

Forgotten North Land

Once a week a helicopter flies here for people who want to get to the mainland.

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In summer it’s cheaper and easier to get there by boat.

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50 km is the distance till the nearest village. There are many lodges on the bank, hunters leave homes for some weeks or even months.

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The population is about 150 people. There are a kindergarten, a school and a shop here. But there is no mobile connection.

Almost all locals go hunting or fishing, there are no jobs in Kuyumba in fact. Some of them are employed to oil wells nearby on a rotational basis.

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The ship loaded with oil. “Black gold” is transported by river.

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Filling station

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There are 20 workers in the sawmill operators’ camp

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Forgotten North Land

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The workers drink much so they have not strict discipline here.

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Forgotten North Land

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Here they eat

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Ilyaz works at a diesel station and like everyone in Kuyumba he goes hunting and fishing, salary only is not enough to feed his family. He has been to various cities, seen life there, but still does not want to leave. Got used to the place.

Forgotten North Land

Forgotten North Land

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Nikolay is good at hunting as well as drinking

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One of his lodges

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Local weather station

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It’s been here since 1952

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3 persons work here, products are brought to them twice a year

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Green houses

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Claudia says that lately they have seen bears often

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Forgotten North Land

Guns are forbidden so it’s dogs that drive bears away

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Drill hole

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The guys make wooden boats

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Forgotten North Land

Forgotten North Land

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Alexander lives in a small semi-abandoned settlement

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Forgotten North Land

Forgotten North Land

Petrol is expensive, only sables help to survive

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Forgotten North Land

They do not care much about events happening in Russia

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The only thing they want is to secede from the Krasnoyarsk region…

Forgotten North Land

Forgotten North Land

Location: Kuyumba

via ridus-news

12 thoughts on “Forgotten North Land”

  1. the place is beautiful but life is not. their life is tough indeed. but again Russians are tougher. very nice post

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