Once a week a helicopter flies here for people who want to get to the mainland.
In summer it’s cheaper and easier to get there by boat.
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.
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.
The ship loaded with oil. “Black gold” is transported by river.
There are 20 workers in the sawmill operators’ camp
The workers drink much so they have not strict discipline here.
Here they eat
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.
Nikolay is good at hunting as well as drinking
One of his lodges
Local weather station
It’s been here since 1952
3 persons work here, products are brought to them twice a year
Claudia says that lately they have seen bears often
Guns are forbidden so it’s dogs that drive bears away
The guys make wooden boats
Alexander lives in a small semi-abandoned settlement
Petrol is expensive, only sables help to survive
They do not care much about events happening in Russia
The only thing they want is to secede from the Krasnoyarsk region…