Arctic Full Set
Mass exodus from Arctic Russia
Valery Zhukov, a married miner and union representative in Severny village outside Vorkuta, dances with his lover Lena who lives in the same neighborhood. His friend Alexander is in the back and says he wants the same woman.
Vorkuta is a coal mining and former Gulag town 1,200 miles north east of Moscow, beyond the Arctic Circle, where temperatures in winter drop to -50C.
Here, whole villages are being slowly deserted and reclaimed by snow, while the financial crisis is squeezing...