Chukotka autonomous region is on the north-east of Russia Federation. It is washed by the Eastern Siberian Sea, Chukchii Sea and Bering Sea. Chukotka stretches from the west to the east for 1400 km, and from the north to the south for – 900 km. Its easternmost point is the easternmost point of Russia simultaneously. Cape Dezhnev is the real magnet for travelers. People of Chukotka are the first who starts the new day due to the fact that International Data line is between the isles in the Bering strait. And if it is the 1st t of January in Chukotka is till the 31st of December. We are from future!
You have to put the clock forward 9 hours. While we finish our working day the Moscow just starts it.
Square 737,7 thousand square kilometers. About a half of the territory is over the Northern Arctic Circle. According to the size Chukotka can be compared with France and England unitedly.
Sakha republic (Yakutia), Koryak autonomous region, Magadan region and Kamchatka. The sea-border with the United States is here, too. Only about 80 km separates Chukotka from Alaska.
In winter time it is about – 44 – 60 in the western parts of Chukotka. Strong winds are in the eastern parts. The snowstorm lasts for week sometimes.
Summer time is very short. The snow doesn’t melt somewhere. But sometimes it is very warm and you can wear sweater and jeans. But one shouldn’t forget to take warm clothes. Chukotka is unpredictable.
When one flies by the plane to Chukotka he can see the mountains tops, winding rivers and desert plains. But the landscape is not the same everywhere. There are uplands with ridges, glaciers in the western part of the region. And there so-called sopki – rounded mountain tops in the east – which create the unique landscape of Chukotka Peninsula coupled with water area. You are able to appreciate it from the sea. Tundra on the east replaces the northern arctic desert. It is stony and swampy, with willows and low aspens. In the central lowlands there are coniferous and mixed forests. Chukotka is famous for its transparent and clean water in lakes, rivers. One can drink it everywhere.
The deepest lake
Elgygytgyn lake – about 169 m
The longest river
Anadyr – 1117 km
The largest lake
Krasnoe – 600 square km
Anadyr city – 11200 people
There are six districts with their centres:
- Anadyrsky (Ugolnye Copy)
- Iultinsky (Egvekinot),
- Bilibinsky (Bilibino),
- Chaunsky (Pevek),
- Chukotsky (Lavrentiya),
- Providensky (Provideniya).
Pevek, Anadyr, Provideniya, Egvekinot, Beringovsky.
The passenger transportation connects Anadyr, Provideniya, Egvekinot and Beringovsky. But there is a voyage to Lavrentiya Gulf with no port.
International airports are in Anadyr and Provideniya. The main destinations are in Nome and Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
Federal airports are Anadyr and Pevek. The main direction is Moscow, Magadan and Khabarovsk.
The flights from the capital to district airports are made by “ChukotAVIA” company.
How to get
“Transaero” airlines flies to Anadyr from Moscow (Domodedovo airport). “YakutiyaAirlines” flies to Anadyr from Magadan.
“VladivostokAvia” flies to Anadyr from Khabarovsk.
“Kavminvodyavia” flies to Pevek from Moscow (Vnukovo airport).
- Handicrafts made of walrus tasks, reindeer antlers, whale bone and baleen.
- Bags, purses, mittens, slippers made of reindeer and seal fur.
“Rozetochki” (neck decorations) made of reindeer and seal skin and fur.
Attention! Border zone
To visit Chukotka autonomous region one must get the special permission (propusk) to enter the border zone (see useful links).
It’s important to remember the terms – the entry permission for Russian and foreign citizens are done during 30 days since the moment all necessary documents are submitted.
Reference data about Anadyr
- airport (directory inquiries) 8-10-7 (42732) 2-77-77
- seaport (directory inquiries) 8-10-7 (42722) 2-04-60
- Air tickets booking department 8-10-7 (42722) 2-74-46
- taxi 550, 525, 333
- Hotels booking service 8-10-8 (42722) 2-26-61
- information desk 09
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- police 02
- emergency 03
- äåæóðíàÿ ÷àñòü Ì×Ñ (42722) 2-43-74
“Chukotka” hotel, 2b Rultytegina St., (42722) 2-26-61
“Anadyr” hotel, 14 Otke St., (42722) 2-81-30
“Hotel yard”, 24 Otke St., (42722) 2-82-81
Ugolnye Copy (airport)
“Airport hotel”, 6 Portovaya St., (42732) 2-75-79
“Pevek ” hotel, 24 Obruchev St., (42737) 4-26-45
“Severyanka” hotel, 2 Oktyabrskaya St., (42738) 2-40-41
“Guest yard” apartment, 37 Dezhnev St, (42735) 2-20-38
“Nataly” apartment, 1a Chukotskaya St., cell 8-10-7-9246673824
“Hotel complex”, Lenina St., (42734) 2-23-80
Restaurants, Cafes, entertainment centers
Restaurant in “Chukotka” hotel, 2b Rultytegina St., (42722) 2 -26-61
Entertainment center “Baklan”, 1 Dezhnev St., (42722) 2 -24-54
Café “Russian pelmeny”, 56 Otke St, (42722) 2 -49-82,2-68-47
Café “Ener”, 29 Otke St., (42722) 2 -67-17
Bar “Coffee-Studio”, 19 Otke St., (42722) 2 -81-16
Bar “Antares”, 22 a Otke St., (42722) 2 -29-31
Ugolnye Copy (airport)
Co Ltd “SeverStroy”, 24 Sovetskaya St., (42732) 5-57-50
Café “Zarifa”, 10 Portovaya St.
Café “Romashka”, 31 Chemodanova St., (42737) 4-28-08
Restaurant “Yarar”, 7 Lenina St., (42738) 2-67-92
Restaurant “Zarina”, 5 Arctica neighborhood, 3 (42738)2-46-64
“Café 13”,1 the 1st Rabochii pereulok (42734) 2-26-78
Rassia Federation savings bank, 42 Otke St., (42722) 2-45-58
MDM Bank, 22 Otke St., (42722) 2-01-47
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