Anadyr, a Russian City Built on Permafrost

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Anadyr, called Kagyrgyn in the Chukchi language, is the capital of the Chukotka region. It is located on a bank of the Kazachka River, which runs into the Gulf of Anadyr in the Bering Sea. The city stands on permafrost.

Anadyr, called Kagyrgyn in the Chukchi language, is the capital of the Chukotka region. It is located on a bank of the Kazachka River, which runs into the Gulf of Anadyr in the Bering Sea. The city stands on permafrost.

© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankAnadyr, called Kagyrgyn in the Chukchi language, is the capital of the Chukotka region. It is located on a bank of the Kazachka River, which runs into the Gulf of Anadyr in the Bering Sea. The city stands on permafrost.
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Anadyr, called Kagyrgyn in the Chukchi language, is the capital of the Chukotka region. It is located on a bank of the Kazachka River, which runs into the Gulf of Anadyr in the Bering Sea. The city stands on permafrost.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankIn August 1889, polar explorer Lev Grinevitsky established the town of Novo-Mariinsk in the mouth of the Kazachka River. The town was established by an imperial Russian executive order on setting up the Anadyr territory in the country’s most northeasterly region.
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In August 1889, polar explorer Lev Grinevitsky established the town of Novo-Mariinsk in the mouth of the Kazachka River. The town was established by an imperial Russian executive order on setting up the Anadyr territory in the country’s most northeasterly region.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankThe word “Anadyr” is mentioned in historical chronicles and is also part of other similar words, including “Onandyr,” a river in Chukotka, and “Anadyrsk,” a fort dating to the times of 17th-century Russian polar explorers Semyon Dezhnyov and Kurbat Ivanov.
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The word “Anadyr” is mentioned in historical chronicles and is also part of other similar words, including “Onandyr,” a river in Chukotka, and “Anadyrsk,” a fort dating to the times of 17th-century Russian polar explorers Semyon Dezhnyov and Kurbat Ivanov.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankThe city has a rather harsh climate, with winter temperatures dropping to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Summer temperatures barely reach plus 10 C. But due to its proximity to the sea, local winters are much milder than those in other Siberian regions.
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The city has a rather harsh climate, with winter temperatures dropping to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Summer temperatures barely reach plus 10 C. But due to its proximity to the sea, local winters are much milder than those in other Siberian regions.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankThe Anadyr port, the largest regional port, links the city with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok, Magadan and other cities. It can annually handle up to 1 million metric tons of cargo.
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The Anadyr port, the largest regional port, links the city with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok, Magadan and other cities. It can annually handle up to 1 million metric tons of cargo.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankThe St. Trinity Cathedral is located in the center of the city. It is the main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Anadyr and Chukotka Diocese.
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The St. Trinity Cathedral is located in the center of the city. It is the main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Anadyr and Chukotka Diocese.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankFishing is very popular on the banks of the Anadyr estuary. Photo: Snow-covered streets in the city of Anadyr.
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Fishing is very popular on the banks of the Anadyr estuary. Photo: Snow-covered streets in the city of Anadyr.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankA monument to soldiers in the city of Anadyr.
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A monument to soldiers in the city of Anadyr.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankThe Anadyr port.
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The Anadyr port.
© RIA Novosti . Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the photo bankA passenger bus at a helicopter airfield in the city of Anadyr.
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A passenger bus at a helicopter airfield in the city of Anadyr.
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