Life in the Northernmost City of Russia

1

A hundred years ago, in 1915, a village was founded on Dickson island in the Kara Sea, today it represents the northernmost settlement of Russia. It partially lies on the island and partially – on the coast of the Yenisei bay of the shore of Peter Chichagov of Taimyr peninsula. The parts are separated by a 1,5-km strait.

The average yearly temperature of Dickson is -11,4C. It is populated by 700 people at the most. There is still a polar station there, but its fish factory was closed, the only hospital is about to close too. Many houses are abandoned, a demolition of each costs three million rubles (about 50,000 dollars).

Photographer Alexey Nikolaev has been in Dickson twice, in summer and in winter, and now he shares these interesting pictures with us.

Read moreLife in the Northernmost City of Russia

Photos from Abandoned Soviet City Aralsk-7 Where Biowarfare Was Developed

Photos from Abandoned Soviet City Aralsk-7 Where Biowarfare Was Developed

On an island in a now dried Aral sea, there was a town Aralsk-7. Before 1940s it had a factory that was making foods out of fish, but later it was closed down and rebuilt into a Soviet bio warfare factory. During 1960-1980s the population of a town surrounding the factory (and also a bio warfare drill site) was around 1500. Now stays abandoned, here are some photos by Kirgiz photographer Nematov:

Read morePhotos from Abandoned Soviet City Aralsk-7 Where Biowarfare Was Developed