CHUKOTKA – One Of The Strangest Places In Russia

Chukotka is geographically located in the Far East region of the region. It is exactly the definition of a ghost place. Life there is extremely difficult. There are no resources whatsoever; no stone, no wood, or any other building materials. It gives you the impression that it is the climate that prevents the normal existence of the city.

During the 1990s and 2000s, people began to leave that small region of Russia. They took everything with them, except the ruins that now dominate the place.

Chukotka Autonomous District has long been completely closed. Now, it is a border area. Upon arrival, there are officers that check your passport. It is easy to forget that Russia and the United States are only three miles away from each other. This area is actually only 600-700 kilometers away from Alaska. However, walking or transport ride to there is impossible. Although it is quite a harsh, isolated place, travelers suggest that it is a nice place to explore. Still, it may not seem that you can do much there, but Chukotka is a region different from any other one. It feels as if its story is carved in the walls of these abandoned structures. It feels as if the air holds the same tension it used to have when it was a military site. It feels as if you can truly understand a part of this region’s past just by being there.

Written by Ketrin Ulbrich

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