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Priiskoviy – the semi abandoned village of miners

Priiskoviy is the village of Ordzhonikidze district of Khakassia Republic located in the spur of the Kuznetsk Alatau mountains (1,5-1,6 km altitude).

The village is located to the south-west of the district administrative center – the village Kop’evo, near the border with Kemerovo oblast.

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Priiskoviy settlement arose in the discovery of gold deposits in 1834. In the Soviet period the village had the highest development. In 1996 the mine was closed and a lot of people left the village.

The population of Priiskoviy was 665 as of 01.01.2008. Very depressive place. The photos were captured by Dmitry Yurlagin.

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