Vstrechny, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

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Vstrechny (English)
Встречный (Russian)
-  Inhabited locality[1]  -
Urban-type settlement[1]
(abolished)
Map of Russia - Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (2008-03).svg
Location of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Vstrechny is located in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Vstrechny
Vstrechny
Location of Vstrechny in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Coordinates: 67°57′00″N 165°36′00″E / 67.95000°N 165.60000°E / 67.95000; 165.60000Coordinates: 67°57′00″N 165°36′00″E / 67.95000°N 165.60000°E / 67.95000; 165.60000
Administrative status (as of October 2009)
Country Russia
Federal subject Chukotka Autonomous Okrug[2]
Administrative district Bilibinsky District[2]
Statistics
Population (2002 Census) 13 inhabitants[2]
Population (June 2005 est.) 7 inhabitants[3]
Time zone MAGT (UTC+12:00)[4]
Abolished 1998[5]
Postal code(s)[6] 689450

Vstrechny (Russian: Встречный) is an inhabited locality (an urban-type settlement) in Bilibinsky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located about 25 kilometers (16 mi) ENE of Bilibino. Population: 13 (2002 Census),[2] 1,641 (1989 Census).[7] The 2002 census data shows the population to consist of 12 males and 1 female,[2] though this had fallen to only 7 by 2005 according to an environmental impact report prepared on the Kupol mining project.[3]

History[edit]

Soviet period[edit]

The settlement, located on the right hand bank of the Enmynveyem River, was originally created like many throughout this part of Chukotka following the establishment of a mine nearby (Initially called Vstrechny itself) in 1961 to extract gold from the Enmynveyem to house the workers. Two years later however, the mine's name was changed to "45 Years of the Komsomol" (Russian: 45 лет ВЛКСМ) In 1965, the settlement received the status of urban-type settlement.

Post-Soviet period[edit]

When the mines were deemed to be uneconomic, the settlement was abandoned and mostly depopulated by 1996.[8] In 2004, a road was completed linking the settlement with the regional centre, giving hope that the settlement can continue.[8] However, as of 2009, Vstrechny is included in the list of settlements currently in the process of being liquidated.[1]

Population[edit]

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.[5] The Russian government guaranteed funds to transport non-working pensioners and the unemployed in liquidated settlements including Baranikha from Chukotka to other parts of Russia.[5] The Ministry of railways was obliged to lease containers for the transportation of the migrants' goods to the Chukotkan administration and ensure that they were delivered to the various settlements.[5] The population table below shows the impact on the settlement as a result of the closure of the mines.

Demographic Evolution
1970 1979 1989 2002 2005
1819[9] 1572[10] 1641[11] 13[12] 7[3]

Transport[edit]

Vstrechny is linked to Bilibino and Keperveyem by a small road network that also links the now abandoned settlements of Bezmyanniy and Karalvaam.[13] There is also a small network of roads within the settlement including:[14]

  • Улицa Коммунальная (Ulitsa Kommumalnaya, lit. Communal Street)
  • Улицa Космонавтов (Ulitsa Kosmonavtov, lit. Cosmonaut Street)
  • Улицa Ленина (Ulitsa Lenina, lit. Lenin Street)
  • Улицa Мира (Ulitsa Mira, lit. World Street)
  • Улицa Центральная (Ulitsa Tsentralnaya, lit. Central Street)
  • Улицa Юбилейная (Ulitsa Yubileinaya, lit. Jubilee Street)

Climate[edit]

Vstrechny has a Continental Subarctic or Boreal (taiga) climate (Dfc).[15]

Climate data for Vstrechny
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 0
(32)
3
(37)
1.8
(35.2)
8.3
(46.9)
23.2
(73.8)
32
(90)
35.1
(95.2)
29.9
(85.8)
21
(70)
8
(46)
3.2
(37.8)
1.9
(35.4)
35.1
(95.2)
Average high °C (°F) −27.6
(−17.7)
−26.8
(−16.2)
−17.5
(0.5)
−6.8
(19.8)
5.9
(42.6)
16
(61)
16.8
(62.2)
13.9
(57)
5.6
(42.1)
−8
(18)
−22.3
(−8.1)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−7.5
(18.5)
Average low °C (°F) −32.2
(−26)
−32.7
(−26.9)
−28.7
(−19.7)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−3.2
(26.2)
5.2
(41.4)
6.7
(44.1)
3.4
(38.1)
−1.8
(28.8)
−14.4
(6.1)
−27.3
(−17.1)
−32.4
(−26.3)
−14.7
(5.5)
Record low °C (°F) −58
(−72)
−54
(−65)
−50.3
(−58.5)
−74
(−101)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−5.4
(22.3)
−2.3
(27.9)
−8.2
(17.2)
−15
(5)
−37
(−35)
−47
(−53)
−52
(−62)
−74
(−101)
Rainfall mm (inches) 12
(0.47)
9
(0.35)
3
(0.12)
6
(0.24)
6
(0.24)
18
(0.71)
42
(1.65)
30
(1.18)
21
(0.83)
18
(0.71)
12
(0.47)
18
(0.71)
195
(7.68)
Avg. snowy days 25 19 14 10 7 1 0 0 9 20 18 21 144
Source: [16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Law #33, Article 14.2
  2. ^ a b c d e Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Bema Gold Corporation, p.89
  4. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Постановление №725 от 31 августа 2011 г. «О составе территорий, образующих каждую часовую зону, и порядке исчисления времени в часовых зонах, а также о признании утратившими силу отдельных Постановлений Правительства Российской Федерации». Вступил в силу по истечении 7 дней после дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Российская Газета", №197, 6 сентября 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Resolution #725 of August 31, 2011 On the Composition of the Territories Included into Each Time Zone and on the Procedures of Timekeeping in the Time Zones, as Well as on Abrogation of Several Resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation. Effective as of after 7 days following the day of the official publication.).
  5. ^ a b c d Постановление Правительства РФ от 2 февраля 1998 г. N 128 О мерах социальной защиты населения ликвидируемых поселков золотодобытчиков в Чукотском автономном округe (Russian Federation Government resolution dated February 2, 1998 No. 128 on measures of social protection of the population of liquidating estates gold miners in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug "Russian Federation Government resolution dated February 2, 1998 No. 128 on measures of social protection of the population of liquidating estates gold miners in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug).
  6. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  7. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года[All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Vstrechny at dead-cities.ru (Russian)
  9. ^ Перепись населения СССР 1970 года 1970 census of the Soviet Union
  10. ^ Перепись населения СССР 1979 года 1979 census of the Soviet Union
  11. ^ Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность городского населения РСФСР, ее территориальных единиц, городских поселений и городских районов по полу All-Union census, the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, in the federal districts, towns, rural settlements and regional centres with a population of more than 3,000.
  12. ^ Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек
  13. ^ Map r-57-58 at Vlasenko.net
  14. ^ Vstrechny - Bilibinsky District at Pochtovik Mail Delivery Company
  15. ^ McKnight and Hess, pp.232-5
  16. ^ "Weather Averages for Vstrechny from meoweather.com". meoweather.com. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 

Sources[edit]

  • Bema Gold Corporation, Environmental Impact Assessment, Kupol Gold Project, Far East Russia June 2005.
  • McKnight, Tom L; Hess, Darrel (2000). "Climate Zones and Types". Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-020263-0. 
  • Дума Чукотского автономного округа. Закон №33-ОЗ от 30 июня 1998 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Чукотского автономного округа», в ред. Закона №55-ОЗ от 9 июня 2012 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Чукотского автономного округа "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Чукотского автономного округа"». Вступил в силу по истечении десяти дней со дня его официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Ведомости", №7 (28), 14 мая 1999 г. (Duma of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. Law #33-OZ of June 30, 1998 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, as amended by the Law #55-OZ of June 9, 2012 On Amending the Law of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug". Effective as of after ten days from the day of the official publication.). (Russian)