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Centuries in the Permafrost: Russian Arctic Town Celebrates Anniversary (PHOTOS)

© Photo : HoverRUPort of Dudinka
Port of Dudinka - Sputnik International
In 2017 the Russian polar town of Dudinka, built amid the Arctic permafrost, celebrates the 350th anniversary of its foundation.

The city was originally established in 1667 as a winter settlement in order to collect tribute from the indigenous tribes in the region.

Дудинский морской порт #дудинка #порт #норильскийникель #таймыр

Публикация от мирон макс (@mironmaks3333) Апр 30 2017 в 7:04 PDT


In 1935, however, renowned Soviet scientist and Arctic explorer Otto Schmidt advised that the settlement be expanded. In 1937, the Dudinka port facilities were built and in 1951 the settlement was officially granted town status.


Today Dudinka serves as the administrative center of Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory. The town is home to the northernmost ice arena in the world, and Dudinka's port is the only seaport in the world that gets flooded every year during the spring thaw.

#дудинка #енисей

Публикация от мирон макс (@mironmaks3333) Апр 19 2017 в 9:25 PDT


It should be noted that while Dudinka is not technically considered a ‘closed city’, since 2001 foreign nationals haven't been allowed to visit without the permission of local authorities.


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