Old photos of Vesenny, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

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History of city Vesenny, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in photos

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Date of foundation:

History: Vesenny is an urban-type settlement south west of Bilibino in Bilibinsky District (Raion), Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and part of the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia. Population as of 2005: 4

The settlement was abandoned when the extraction of gold was no longer economically viable. The mines were declared unprofitable and that there was no possibility of developing any other form of economy in 1999 and the settlement was closed along with a number of others in Chukotka.

As of 2008 is in the process of being officially liquidated, despite the fact that a handful of people continued to reside in the settlement according to an environmental impact report for the Kupol Gold Project. There is a small work group still mining the area call "Ray" (Russian: ).



Vesenny. Panorama of urban-type
Panorama of urban-type settlement Vesenny
Vesenny. Panorama of urban-type, 2011
Panorama of urban-type settlement Vesenny, 2011

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.

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