Rudnaya Pristan

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Rudnaya Pristan (English)
Рудная Пристань (Russian)
-  Village  -
Map of Russia - Primorsky Krai (2008-03).svg
Location of Primorsky Krai in Russia
Rudnaya Pristan is located in Primorsky Krai
Rudnaya Pristan
Rudnaya Pristan
Location of Rudnaya Pristan in Primorsky Krai
Coordinates: 44°21′31″N 135°48′37″E / 44.35861°N 135.81028°E / 44.35861; 135.81028Coordinates: 44°21′31″N 135°48′37″E / 44.35861°N 135.81028°E / 44.35861; 135.81028
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Primorsky Krai
Population (2010 Census) 2,107 inhabitants[1]
Time zone VLAT (UTC+10:00)[2]
Founded official 1910 (settlement began 1866)[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[3] 692434

Rudnaya Pristan (Russian: Ру́дная При́стань, lit. Ore Wharf) is a village (selo) located at the mouth of the Rudnaya River, on the Pacific coast of Primorsky Krai. It is situated 35 km east of Dalnegorsk (also in Primorsky Krai) and approximately 514 km north of Vladivostok. Its population was 2,107 in 2010, 2,389 in 2002,[4] and 2,947 in 1989.[5]

Lead smelting has been the town's primary industry since a plant was built there in 1930. The plant has provided steady employment for most of the area's families since that time, but at enormous cost to both the health of the residents and the local environment. The residents suffer from many health problems, including an inordinately high rate of cancer, and the soil has become heavily contaminated with lead-related by-products. The Blacksmith Institute consequently declared Rudnaya Pristan, along with Dalnegorsk, one of the ten worst polluted places on earth,[6] although Anatoly Lebedev, leader of the ecological NGO BROK, disputes this inclusion.[7]

Despite its coastal location, Rudnaya Pristan's harbor has remained largely undeveloped, and its climate is harsh, dominated in winter by the vast Siberian high-pressure system and in summer by remnants of the East Asian monsoon. This combination results in very cold, dry winters with generally high winds, and muggy summers that provide ideal conditions for the breeding of mosquitoes.


  1. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  4. ^ (2002 Census)
  5. ^ (1989 Census).
  6. ^ Website of Blacksmith Institute
  7. ^ Regnum New Agency. Ecologists of Primorye Territory (Russia) surprised at listing Rudnaya Pristan among the most polluted places in the world