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Naryan-Mar (meaning “Red town” in the Nenets language) is a town in Russia with a population of about 25 thousand people, the administrative center and the only town in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

It is located in the Arctic Circle, in the lower reaches of the Pechora River, 110 km from the Barents Sea. The distance from Moscow to Naryan-Mar is about 1,500 km, from Arkhangelsk – 660 km. The nearest railway station – Usinsk – is located at a distance of 350 km. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Naryan-Mar, Russia, photo 1

aerial view of Naryan-Mar

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Prirazlomnoye oil field, located about 60 km from the coast on the shelf of the Pechora Sea, was opened in 1989. The sea depth in the area of the field is 19-20 meters.

Today, thanks to technological advances, oil production is conducted here with the help of the world’s first stationary Arctic oil platform called “Prirazlomnaya”, 320 km north-east of Naryan-Mar (the Nenets Autonomous District). Photos by: Alexander Cheban.

Oil production on the shelf in the Russian Arctic, photo 1

visit Prirazlomnaya platform




The sceneries of Russian North

The following snowy views of Komi Republic and Nenets autonomous okrug were captured by Frederick Taer (all the photos are clickable).

Russian North travel view 1


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A trip to Naryan-Mar by winter road

Naryan-Mar city is the capital of Nenets Autonomous Okrug located behind the Arctic Circle (permafrost zone, polar night during December and January).

The city is the main base of exploring Timano-Pechorskaya gas and oil province. The following photos were captured by Russian photo blogger Frederick Taer during his journey to Naryan-Mar.

Travelling to Naryan-Mar city, Russia


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