Vesenny, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other places with the same name, see Vesenny.
Vesenny (English)
Весенний (Russian)
-  Urban type settlement[1]  -
Work settlement[1]
(abolished)
Vesenny, Chukotka.jpg
View of Vesenny, 1982.
Map of Russia - Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (2008-03).svg
Location of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in Russia
Vesenny is located in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Vesenny
Vesenny
Location of Vesenny in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Coordinates: 66°27′11″N 164°34′59″E / 66.45306°N 164.58306°E / 66.45306; 164.58306Coordinates: 66°27′11″N 164°34′59″E / 66.45306°N 164.58306°E / 66.45306; 164.58306
Administrative status (as of June 2009)
Country Russia
Federal subject Chukotka Autonomous Okrug[1]
Administrative district Bilibinsky District[citation needed]
Statistics
Population (June 2005 est.) 4 inhabitants[2]
Time zone PETT (UTC+12:00)[3]
Abolished 1998[4]
Postal code(s)[5] 689450

Vesenny (Russian: Весенний , literally meaning spring) 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.[2]

History[edit]

Soviet period[edit]

The village was founded in spring 1965,[6] hence its name, although local history records that the reason the settlement was so called was because spring was always said to come earlier to this part of Chukotka than any other part of the Okrug.[7] Twenty years after the foundation of the settlement, it boasted a health center and a clinic, sauna, laundry service, savings bank, two hotels, a kindergarten and 205 children enrolled in secondary school.[7] The location of the settlement was initially not entirely successful. The first buildings were situated too close to the mine workings and so as the village began to grow new buildings were constructed further up the slope. there were also difficulties getting fresh water to the settlement. In the summer, tankers delivered water to the settlement from a nearby creek. In winter, water had to be brought from the Anyuy river some 40 km away. When neither of these options was feasible, water had to be used that had collected in reservoirs formed by the waste pits from mining activities.

Post-Soviet period[edit]

The settlement was abandoned when the extraction of gold was no longer economically viable.[6] 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.[4] The Russian government guaranteed funds to transport non-working pensioners and the unemployed in liquidated settlements including Vesseny from Chukotka to other parts of Russia.[4] 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.[4] As of 2008 is in the process of being officially liquidated,[8] 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.[2] There is a small work group still mining the area call "Ray" (Russian: Луч).[9]

Transport[edit]

Vesseny is not linked to any other place by permanent road,[10] though there is a small network of roads within the settlement, including:[11]

  • Улицa 60 лет ВЛКСМ (Ulitsa 60 let VLKSM, lit. 60 years of VLSKM Street)
  • Улицa Берзина (Ulitsa Berzina, lit. Berzin Street)
  • Улицa Лесная (Ulitsa Lesnaya, lit. Forest Street)
  • Улицa Летучего (Ulitsa Letuchego, lit. Flying Street)
  • Улицa Механизаторов (Ulitsa Mekhanizatorov, lit. Machine Operators' Street)
  • Улицa Нагорная (Ulitsa Nagornaya)
  • Улицa Советская (Ulitsa Sovyetskaya, lit. Soviet Street)
  • Улицa Южная (Ulitsa Yuzhnaya, lit. South Street)

Climate[edit]

Vesenny has a Continental Subarctic or Boreal (taiga) climate (Dfc).[12]

Climate data for Vesseny
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −0.7
(30.7)
11
(52)
−1
(30)
5.4
(41.7)
19
(66)
30
(86)
31.3
(88.3)
31.2
(88.2)
19
(66)
6
(43)
2.3
(36.1)
0.6
(33.1)
31.3
(88.3)
Average high °C (°F) −28.1
(−18.6)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−10.7
(12.7)
2.8
(37)
14.9
(58.8)
17.5
(63.5)
14.1
(57.4)
4.9
(40.8)
−9.1
(15.6)
−24.2
(−11.6)
−27.6
(−17.7)
−7.8
(18)
Average low °C (°F) −34.1
(−29.4)
−35.4
(−31.7)
−32.4
(−26.3)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−7.5
(18.5)
4.2
(39.6)
6.6
(43.9)
3.3
(37.9)
−3.1
(26.4)
−16.3
(2.7)
−29.7
(−21.5)
−32.9
(−27.2)
−16.8
(1.8)
Record low °C (°F) −55.4
(−67.7)
−54
(−65)
−52.5
(−62.5)
−43.4
(−46.1)
−31
(−24)
−6.8
(19.8)
−6
(21)
−9.2
(15.4)
−17
(1)
−39
(−38)
−54.5
(−66.1)
−55.2
(−67.4)
−55.4
(−67.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 12
(0.47)
12
(0.47)
6
(0.24)
6
(0.24)
6
(0.24)
27
(1.06)
48
(1.89)
42
(1.65)
12
(0.47)
15
(0.59)
15
(0.59)
15
(0.59)
216
(8.5)
Average snowy days 18 13 12 10 8 2 0 1 9 16 15 18 122
Source: [13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Law #33-OZ, Article 13.2
  2. ^ a b c Bema Gold Corporation, p.87
  3. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №248-ФЗ от 21 июля 2014 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 #248-FZ of July 21, 2014 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  4. ^ 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).
  5. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  6. ^ a b deadcities.ru - Vesenny (Russian)
  7. ^ a b History of Vesenny (Russian)
  8. ^ Law #33, Article 14.2
  9. ^ Индустриальный Портал metaprom Meatprom Information Portal
  10. ^ Map Q-57-58 at Valsenko.net
  11. ^ Vesseny - Bilibinsky District at Pochtovik Mail Delivery Company
  12. ^ McKnight and Hess, pp.232-5
  13. ^ "Weather averages for Vesenny 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)

External links[edit]