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Vorkuta is a city in the Komi Republic of Russia. Located in the Arctic circle, on the river Vorkuta. Has long been known as a place of exile. Near the town are several waterfalls and geological natural monuments. Railway station. The main direction of the economy is coal mining. The population of 70,5 thousand people, 59,59% Russian, 25,18% in Komi Republic, 6.1% of Ukrainians, about 1.5% of Tatars and Belarusians.

Telephone code: 51 7 821. Postcode: 169900. Automobile codes: 11, 111.

Founded in connection with the discovery of coal deposits in 1936 from the village Vorkuta. The name translates from the Nenets language as "Many bears". In 1943 year he received the city status.

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Russia's Shrinking Arctic City
 04/24/2018 04:30, " RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty " tells: "No media source currently available. 0:00 0:02:07 0:00. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend · Share on LinkedIn. After a collapse in coal mining, Vorkuta has lost a third of its residents in 30 years. Can the remaining miners hang on?"
Russia's Severstal Q3 iron ore pellet sales fall 15% to 2.38 mil mt
 10/11/2017 11:40, " Platts " tells: "Russian steel and mining group Severstal has blamed stock chains for a 15% on-year fall in iron ore pellet sales in the third quarter to 2.38 million mt, ..."

Politics and society

Russia's Arctic Development Push Starts With Military Muscle
 04/18/2018 04:36, " Voice of America " tells: "Russian President Vladimir Putin has made development of the Arctic a key priority for his current term in office. Submarines, ice-breakers and military hardware have been deployed in the region as the Kremlin vows to 'defend its interests'. In the city of Vorkuta; high above the Arctic Circle, Moscow's ..."
In Russia's Dying Arctic City, Residents Plead for Putin to Offer Lifeline
 03/23/2018 03:20, "Voice of America" tells: "In Russia's Dying Arctic City, Residents Plea for Putin to Offer Lifeline - Voice of America"

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The last town in Sovietland – in pictures
 04/18/2018 20:35, " The Guardian " tells: "Up above the Arctic Circle, 40 hours by train from Moscow, sits the Russian city of Vorkuta. It was built by gulag inmates but was given purpose by the coal industry that used to be the region's lifeblood. Now mining has disappeared, leaving many of its outposts abandoned. Tomeu Coll's 2009 photo ..."
The 11-year wind power experiment in Vorkuta
 04/12/2018 20:30, " The Independent Barents Observer " tells: "The wind power station in the northern Komi town of Vorkuta consisted of six turbines and ended its days in 2006. ... According to the ex-mayor, Spiridonov commissioned the installation of windmills in Vorkuta to the Komienergo director Mikhail Kosolapov, and he bought Russian windmills, not foreign ..."
Near to Vorkuta: Salekhard (Russia) 156 km, Pechora (Russia) 407 km, Naryan-Mar (Russia) 466 km, Novy Urengoy (Russia) 575 km
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