Friday, July 27, 2012

Uelen, Russia

Uelen (Уэ́лен), with a population just under 800, is the eastern most settlement in Russia. It is across the Bering Strait from Alaska and just under 60 km from the Alaskan village of Diomede. Most of the population are indigenous Chukchi and Yupik who live a subsistence lifestyle.

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