What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

This airport does not have rescuers, firemen and security… As if to make it even more depressing they mounted a monument to victims of a plane crash right on the runway! Each time pilots are taking off they see this silent reminder of someone’s bad luck…

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

The airport in the northernmost settlement of Russia, named Dixon, was built in the 1930s, in the period of dynamic exploration of the north. Blogger nikitskij came there right from  an icebreaker.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

The airport is used by passenger planes and aircraft that perform flights for high-latitude expeditions and state border protection.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

It’s the only modern building here.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

The plane flies from Dixon only twice a month and only to Norilsk, it’s almost impossible to book a ticket (tickets are sold just before a flight).

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

On September 24, 1995 in the Kara Sea near the polar station Sterlegovo crashed helicopter Mi-28 belonging to the Dixon airline, fifteen crew members and passengers died in the accident.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

Local transportation.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

The runway. In 2010 they suspended it’s use due to it’s bad condition.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

Snowmobiles come close to the planes.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

This settlement had been propspering with population of 7000 people back before the Soviet collapse. Numerous fuel tankers are still here, as you see.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

Today Dixon is populated by only 500 people.

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

When you fly away you see the same snowy landscape from a plane window for a long time…

What a Dull Place This Airport Is!

This shot was taken upon arrival in Norilsk. Do you see the elderly person next to the policeman? He was accused of paedophilia and sentenced to fourteen years of prison. And as it has been already mentioned only 500 people inhabit Dixon, remember?

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