Vorkuta is a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia, situated just north of the Arctic Circle in the Pechora coal basin at the Usa River.
"67th parralel. Vorkuta" You can get there by plane or by train from Moscow or St. Petersburg, but they don't depart daily.
"Vorkuta mines the future of Russia!"
"Storehouse of delicious cookies"
Realy a lot of snow!
The city looks like if it still lives in times of socialism.
Vorkutaugol, one of the major coal producer in Russia. The building was formed as a piece of charcoal.
Monument to the discoverer of the Pecherskiy coal basin A. A. Chernov
Indigenous people agreed to pose for photo for money
People of Vorkuta use artificial sunlight to grow plants in their houses.
Thickness of snow...
Tundra is right behind the city
Monument to the victims of political repressions
This is where was located Rudnik - camp for prisoners.
"Glory to conquerors of the Polar Regions!"
"50 years of the October revolution"
Cars under the snow
Perfect technology of cleaning the streets from the snow
Vorkuta mechanic plant was established during WWII, and is still running.
"Glory to CPSU! Peace to the world!"
Monument to the victory in WWII
Bas-relief of working miner