The mission referred to as “Misplaced Chukotka” is an try and protect the historical past of Chukotka of the 20th century. This land used to have its settlements, its personal tradition, trade, navy energy, it was the place the place many individuals tried to outlive. At the moment these locations are historical past. Apart from there are not any many individuals left who can inform about this land, the land which is grown with tundra at the moment.
One photographer, who lives in Anadyr, Chukotka, has offered some pictures of the land and referred to as the mission “Misplaced Chukotka”. He was striving to go to as many Chukotian locations as doable and present them to the world.
As soon as in July 2012, he began his journey from the river Amguemy.
He was fishing from the boat, wrapped the fish with salt in paper for 3 hours and ate it. What restaurant can give you such meals?
In three days he reached the place with an advanced identify – Egvekinot-Iultin. The prospering place was severely flooded in 1995 and left by folks.
The photographer had minumum of garments, some meals and a bicycle. The boat was left on the financial institution close to some deserted home.
Right here’s how the place appears to be like like in July!
Quickly he discovered the settlement the place within the Thirties folks had discovered enormous deposits of tungsten and tin. At the price of 1000’s of lives, GULAG prisoners, there was constructed Egvekinot port and a 200 kilometers street to the deposit right here. All of the psocess took seven years. 1953 was thought-about to be the yr when the village was born.
Three years later the native manufacturing facility manufactured the primary tin and tungsten ore focus.
Refuse heap subsequent to the manufacturing facility.
Right here is the view of the village from the refuse heap. To the best is a excessive destroyed constructing of the iron and concrete profucts plant.
In entrance and to the left is a boiler home. It used to offer heating to the village.
They deliberate to make the village larger by constructing five-storey homes for some kilometers deep into the valley.
In line with the Chukchi requirements the village was enormous. Virtually seven thousand folks lived right here. Apart from, this place was probably the most snug for residing in Chukotka. That they had two kindergartens, a faculty (and the second college was being constructed), a meals manufacturing facility, a cultural middle, a sports activities advanced. All the homes weren’t decrease than two storeys.
However the primary construction was the ore mining and processing advanced. It was towering over the village being very enormous.
That is the advanced itself and the mountain the place they labored.
Cassiterite and wolframite have been extracted and separated from the gangue by a gravity methodology.
The prepared focus was packed into enormous metallic drums and brought to the port.
Extra ore was additionally delivered from one other settlement which was positioned twenty kilometres away.
The deserted tools was taken away by quite a few advertising and marketing cooperatives and residents of Chukotka for his or her wants. For instance, one mine is alleged to be totally constructed from the supplies introduced from Iultin.
The flats are nearly empty. All of the issues have been taken away in the course of the first years after the flood.
Window openings have been torn off, floorings and roofs of many homes have been disassembled.
The native kindergarten even had a swimming pool!
“I’m within the tunnel”.
It’s the previous cultural home.
The record of dwellers.
These barracks have been constructed by prisoners.
Nature continues to be affected by the actions of people.
The dumps of the ore mining and processing plant nonetheless have an disagreeable chemical odor and pollute the Iultinka river.
On the picture above are footprints of the one proprietor of this land at the moment.
They didn’t turn into wealthy…
“Iultin” is translated as an “icicle”, nevertheless when former villagers of this place keep in mind this northern land their emotions are at all times heat.