Ust-Nera - uVisitRussia


Ust-Nera is a city-type settlement in the east of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The administrative center and the largest settlement of the Oymyakonsky district (ulus). The population in 2016 was 5597 people. The population mainly specializes in gold mining. In the vicinity of the village there is an ore-dressing gold-mining plant.

Once the village of Ust-Nera in Yakutia was the center of a rich gold mining area that existed since 1937, and now from those times there was only a nickname - a splinter Dalstroy. At first, geological explorers flew to Ust-Neru on seaplanes, and in the 1950s a tens of thousands of exiled people paved the route from Magadan.

The region of Ust-Nera - Oymyakon is known as the northern pole of the cold.

The village is located in a narrow valley surrounded by endless mountain ranges. Houses here stand on piles, and pipelines go through the air, forming in some places "arches" for cars, instead of hiding under the ground. So they are more reliably protected from permafrost.

Ust-Nera is on the right bank of the Indigirka. On a small embankment there are benches - local people like to rest here. From Ust-Nera down the Indigirka there are small vessels, but only to the rapids.