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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Buildings
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Keywords:Arctic, Arctic fox, Chukotka, Russia, Siberia, Soviet, Ushakovskoye, Wrangel Island, abandoned, bear, fox, ghost town, island, lemming, old school house, polar bear, school, scientific researcher, town, wolverine
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Date modified6-Sep-11 17:47
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OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, USHAKOVSKOYE, WRANGEL ISLAND

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, USHAKOVSKOYE, WRANGEL ISLAND

Ushakovskoye is a ghost town on the south coast of Wrangel Island. It used to house some 200 residents, but at the end of the Soviet era, was largely abandoned. The only human residents nowadays are the Wrangel Island rangers and the occasional scientific researcher. Regularly-seen animals and birds in town include lemmings, snowy owls, Arctic foxes, a wolverine who dens each year in the same place, and of course, polar bears.