The city of Magadan (9710 km from Moscow) is the administrative center of Magadan Oblast in the Far East of Russia was founded in 1929 as a workers' settlement for the development of mineral resources (primarily gold) in Kolyma.
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/13.jpgThe city of Magadan (9710 km from Moscow) is the administrative center of Magadan Oblast in the Far East of Russia was founded in 1929 as a workers' settlement for the development of mineral resources (primarily gold) in Kolyma.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/1.jpgIn 1939, Magadan became a city. Magadan was the center of the North-East Corrective Labor Camp until 1951. Lenin Street (pictured) is the Magadan's main artery.Sergei Smirn
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/2.jpgMagadan was constructed — and the surrounding resources mined — primarily by prisoners. The historical center of Magadan is largely made up of clusters of buildings built in the 1950s in the style of Soviet classicism.
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/10.jpgA hilltop view of the Gadlya and Ola settlements, Taui Bay in the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Magadan Nature Reserve on the Koni Peninsula.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/11.jpgMagadan lies on the same latitude as St. Petersburg, but the climate is more severe. Trees grow in the river valleys. If one ascends the surrounding hills, the Taiga is soon replaced by forest-tundra, followed by actual tundra.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/14.jpgCloudberries in the vicinity of Magadan. Along with cranberries, bilberries, and blueberries, cloudberries are one of the most common northern delicacies.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/7.jpgThe Ola River originates on the slopes of the Ola Plateau, runs through the surrounding lowlands, and empties into Taui Bay in the Sea of Okhotsk. The river is a spawning ground for hunchback salmon, chum salmon, grayling, and other kinds of fish.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/8.jpgEvery day, inflatable boats carrying fishermen and instructors tour the fishing routes and return to base camp at the appointed time.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/6.jpgIt was here at Nagaev Bay in the Sea of Okhotsk that the first builders of Magadan arrived and the first constructions appeared on the coastal slopes.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/4.jpgA site for recreational and competitive fishing. For a small fee, you can try your hand at catching such fish as hunchback salmon, sockeye, chum, coho, and char.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/5.jpgThe salmon, flounder, and perch families here are extensive. The large concentration of fish in the coastal waters makes fishing viable almost all year round.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/9.jpgSea fishing in the Sea of Okhotsk in the environs of Magadan. The sea boasts 276 kinds of fish. Caviar is a fine catch for any fisherman.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/15.jpgThe lighthouse of Nagaev Bay. Magadan Port, located in Nagaev Bay, is the largest port in the Sea of Okhotsk. The port is accessible to large vessels and open for navigation all year round.Sergei Smirnov
http://nl.media.rbth.ru/all/2013/0709/30141/3.jpgDuring the period of mass repressions, Nagaev Bay was used as a transit point for prisoners newly arrived by sea en route to the Magadan and Kolyma camps. Hopefully, one day these memories will be replaced by the better ones related to nature, misty sea views, and delicious fish...Sergei Smirnov