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Anadyr (Russian: Ана́дырь uh-NAH-dyhr) is the capital city of Chukotka and the easternmost town in Russia.


View from the Verbluzka hill

The city's recent history is related to the name of the governor Abramovich, now deposed, and whose renovations have touched upon all aspects of city's life. Due to the colors of the houses the city bears the name of 'summer city'. It was founded by a Russian explorer Semyon Dezhnev in 1689 on the mouth of the river Kazachka.

Get in[edit]

There are regular flights from Moscow by Transaero, from Khabarovsk and Vladivostok by Vladavia and from Magadan by Yakutia. Moscow flight is daily one, the other ones are served once or twice a month. There is a Bering Air charter flight from Nome, Alaska. Foreigners need at least invitation paper from the tour agency. The airport's location is on the far away coast from the city, so get ready for a long outdoor trip, first leg of which is covered by 40 min by bus and the second leg is on board of a cutter. Cutter departs every two hours.

Get around[edit]

Local airport serves plane flights to Bilibino, Pevek, Provideniya and others, to where a ticket is being bought months in advance. So helicopter is the right choice.

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To view Anadyr's landmarks will take couple of days, but to learn about it will need much longer. Enjoy Chukchi national dance to compare it with Kamchatka's.


  • The Saint Trinity Cathedral and a statue of St. Nikolai.
  • Cathedral of Divine Transfiguration.
  • First workers of Chukotka memorial.
  • 'Chukotka Legacy' Museum

Do[edit][add listing]

Winter is time for dog-sledging. Summer is good for hiking to mountains, fishing and rafting. Visiting remote villages of Chukchi and Eskimo peoples.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Bone carvings.

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Three hotels are availiable to three purses:

  • Chukotka Hotel «Чукотка» 5000RUB
  • Anadyr «Анадырь»
  • Gostevoy Dvor «Гостевой двор» 800-1500RUB

Get out[edit]

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