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Mass exodus from Arctic Russia

Yorshor, an abandoned village near Vorkuta. Most people have left after the closure of the Soviet-era coal mine.
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.

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Yorshor, an abandoned village near Vorkuta. Most people have left after the closure of the Soviet-era coal mine. <br />
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. <br />
Here, whole villages are being slowly deserted and reclaimed by snow.