Life in the northern city of Russia
• Life in the northern Russian city of
A hundred years ago, in 1915, on the island of Dixon in the Kara Sea it was founded by the eponymous village - today it is the most northerly town in Russia. Today Dixon is located partially on the island, and in part - on the coast of the Yenisei Gulf coast Peter Chichagova Taimyr Peninsula. Part of the shares polutorakilometrovy Strait.
Average annual temperature is -11 and 4 ° C. Today, no more than 700 people live in the village, there is a polar station, but the fish factory no longer exists. The only hospital is scheduled to close, many houses and abandoned farm building - demolish the two-story house costs about three million rubles.
Photographer Aleksey Nikolaev visited Dixon twice, summer and winter, and shared with Bigpikchey its beautiful images.
Monument Russian polar explorer Nikifor Begichev. The monument was built in 1964, under him reburied Begichev, who died in 1926 from scurvy wintering in Pyasina River.
The inscription on the wall of an abandoned house.
View from the hill to the old building of the port and the unfinished house.
A resident of the village in a jeep GT-T. Winter residents Dixon moved either snow Yamaha, or the old Soviet-transporters tractors that were used to move across the tundra.
Here are the local discos.
on the part of the village View of the Kara Sea.
Gulf Coast strewn with old barrels. Man goes on the ice of the Gulf towards the airport.
The central street of the settlement, the building of the village club, which is now closed.
Barracks - where residents store boats, gear and other belongings. Welcome shield with the coat of arms of the city.
The only surviving port crane.
View of the island Dixon. On the island permanently live only one or two people, and the rest moved to the mainland village.
Dixon Airport. The airport stands Li-2 aircraft - as a monument.
Truck - it from the airport, which is located on the island, carrying the luggage to a small boat, which delivers all the mainland (where the navigation is open).
A view of the mainland part of the settlement from the spacecraft.
Some of the port takes personal transportation.
A view of the old lift, in the foreground - the dismantled antenna.
The pipeline from the lake to the city.
A view of the city and a monument to the defenders of Dixon in the Great Patriotic War.
One of the main streets. In the village a lot of dogs, all the good and calm. Local say that for dogs is determined that the settlement went polar bear - the animals are hiding immediately.
The guys are on the outboard motor repair.
The central village of the glacier: the rock using explosives made tunnel depth of about 30 meters - residents store there products. The temperature in the tunnel at any time of the year - around -10 degrees.
Abandoned farm building on the bank of the Kara Sea.
Night in the summer - or rather, the polar day.
The villagers hope that the arrival of the Arctic oil producers Dixon will be reborn as a hub port - and life somehow get better.