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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, ..."

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Above the Russian Arctic Circle, prisoners of Putin's pension reform
 09/26/2018 19:15, "Otago Daily Times" tells: "Prisoners of Putin's pension reform - Otago Daily Times"
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 ..."

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Arctic Russia, US Rust Belt hope for change amid failed governance
 09/28/2018 14:50, " One America News Network (press release) " tells: "Arctic Russia, U.S. Rust Belt hope for change amid failed governance ... Aleksandr Golyanchuk, former miner and security guard in Vorkuta, Russia."
Russia's regions work on programs to improve Pechora River's ecology
 06/28/2018 13:15, " TASS " tells: ""The Usa River in coal-producing Vorkuta is the Pechora's main tributary, and there we see problems of mine waters, which flow into river basins; ..."
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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