Archive - Justin Jin 金峰

Archive

Buildings around Vorkuta are being surrendered to the elements as people flee to the south. In this apartment block on the edge of the tundra in Yor Shor village outside Vorkuta town, only one family is left..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 coal mining companies that already struggle to find workers..Moscow says its Far North is a strategic region, targeting huge investment to exploit its oil and gas resources. But there is a paradox: the Far North is actually dying. Every year thousands of people from towns and cities in the Russian Arctic are fleeing south. The system of subsidies that propped up Siberia and the Arctic in the Soviet times has crumbled. Now there's no advantage to living in the Far North - salaries are no higher than in central Russia and prices for goods are highe
Share
Mass exodus from Arctic Russia
Buildings around Vorkuta are being surrendered to the elements as people flee to the south. In this apartment block on the edge of the tundra in Yor Shor village outside Vorkuta town, only one family is left..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 coal mining companies that already struggle to find workers..Moscow says its Far North is a strategic region, targeting huge investment to exploit its oil and gas resources. But there is a paradox: the Far North is actually dying. Every year thousands of people from towns and cities in the Russian Arctic are fleeing south. The system of subsidies that propped up Siberia and the Arctic in the Soviet times has crumbled. Now there's no advantage to living in the Far North - salaries are no higher than in central Russia and prices for goods are highe

Filename: Arctic 23.jpg
Source:
Date: 9 Jan 2009
Location:
Credit: Justin Jin
Copyright:
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions: Email justin@justinjin.com for instructions.
Direct Link: