Abandoned Chukchi village Valkumey
• Abandoned Chukchi village Valkumey
Valkumey - ghost village half an hour from the Chukchi Pevek. In fact, it is 10 kilometers from the northern city of Russia, but given the quality of roads and local transport, the path to it is not so soon.
The settlement leaves a painful impression. When we arrived, it was the setting sun, and it is embellished picture. However, if we abstract from it - is sad and gloomy. In its best years Valkumey numbered 4,000 inhabitants and certainly someone in the passport birthplace was listed this village. What is now to understand that your hometown is gone - just left the designation on the map and lifeless walls of destroyed houses ...
On the Chukchi standards rather big village. When I was on a plane, I mistook him for Pevek
The entrance to the Valkumey. On the road, there are pillars: apparently before there was some vigorous Communist inscription with a greeting, but now nothing left. Guessed the word "glory" and "Soviet":
The central street:
parked cars and went for a walk:
There was some sort of a wooden house, which, as we see, literally collapsed into dust:
House of Culture:
The windows on all the houses smashed just like in Kolyma:
Valkumey, strictly speaking, not so lifeless. Today, he is captured and populated by hares. They hordes running through the ruins of buildings. Look closely at the photos and get an oblique:
Boiler vane with a ram-witch the central pipe:
Hammer and Sickle:
Ivan tea. The wind picks up pollen from the plant looks very beautiful backlit:
The road to the school:
All the long-rotten, attack should be carefully
Playground with rings, tied in a knot:
Let's go to school:
The corridors of the institution are covered with open books:
It is very strange, not to say terrifying sight:
When I showed canned school on Svalbard, some readers began finding fault that the building is dirty and no one was watching him. Here, look it looks like the room behind which really should not be:
Those who are older remember that township schools were popular such toilets - without doors and toilets:
The rear patio. Lazelki also reminiscent of the Soviet past and unfamiliar to modern youth abbreviation "NVP":
Someone broke meticulously every railing of the stairs:
While walking around the school, the sun finally went down:
Looking ahead, we want to warn you that a lot ahead of us "zabroshki". At the moment, Chukotka is replete with such places. In the next posts I will show how people were leaving that left and took with them, and so on. D.
And, of course, see the beautiful nature of the Chukchi. Stay Tuned!