Walk on the Magadan

• Walk on the Magadan

If a person is going to go somewhere beyond Magadan - Kolyma often respond: "On the mainland!". It seems that Magadan - the island, but it is not so. The expression arose from the transport regulations. Only recently there appeared normal road going through Yakutsk.

Even five years ago, people had to be selected in the "light" only the strong off-road. True "normal way" restarts his six weeks since the ferry stop going through Aldan ...

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On vzezde Magadan set famous sculpture deer family. Previously, cloven-hoofed animals were two - mother-doe and her calf. They are parallel to the road. Therefore magadantsy joke that the city welcomes you big ass and small escorts. Later, someone insisted on the third deer. Like, bad example serve, comrades, family something out incomplete! Said - done, although in terms of the nature of a step unnecessary. Stag - as a Moor. He did his thing and left.

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Before the expedition to Kolyma thought Chelyabinsk - austere city. But when he saw the tractor wheels on the brazen Magadanka river, he questioned his judgment. Drunken (hungover) tractor certainly believes that he - a boat! And let us look at the concepts. Kolyma - a river. Just next to it there were many exiles camps of the Gulag. Therefore, the word Kolyma firmly established in the Russian lexicon and became synonymous with hard labor and prisons.

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Many sidewalks lined with hexagonal tiles. Magadantsy her proud, considering that this is only for them. Sasha told me that once the authorities have rolled asphalt tile. Magadantsy rebelled and demanded to return everything back.

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The white bears - one of the symbols of the north. In Magadan often found on the black fence.

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Magadan from height I was in exactly the way we see it: a small provincial town of 95 thousand inhabitants, hilly and somber. Where the wind sneaks through the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, which is very cool, but cool.

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Most of the cars in Magadan RHD. According to my feeling, many drivers are not burdened with courtesy. Severe land.

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The shabby, blackened and cracked symbol of the Soviet past.

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Figures like big brothers (or superhero), follow the city with regional theater roof. Magnificent "Magadan" Quartet consists of the guerrillas, the miner, collective farmers and the military. Made them the sculptor Georgy Lavrov, who was shaking in Kolyma "five" on trumped-up charges. For his work he received a modest fee: a loaf of bread, 50 grams of alcohol and a little tobacco.

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On the roof of the house and waving Russian tricolor flag of the city. Golden Deer in Magadan associated with reindeer husbandry and production of precious metals, the waves are reminded that the city is considered the sea gate of the Kolyma River, and the red color symbolizes courage and ongoing struggle for justice.

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The building with the clock. Considered one of the symbols of Magadan.

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gold-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral, 70 meters high.

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This is one of the most important memorials of the city - a 15-meter high monument "Mask of Sorrow", dedicated to the victims of political repression. Sculptor majestic colossus - Ernst Unknown. Powerful impression! The central part - the face of a man of the left eye is flowing tears. Right eye - in the form of a window with bars. A memorial located inside copy prison cell.

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The monument was opened in 1996. It is located on a hill, which the locals call "cool." Previously, there was a staging post "transit cell". It is from here prisoners were sent to different camps of Kolyma. In Magadan do not feel the spirit of the camps. About prison last resembles a monument "Mask of Sorrow".

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From hero to prisoner one step. The great Soviet scientist Sergei Korolev worked in a gold mine Maldyak. He was accused in the so-called sabotage. Pre tortured and broke both jaws. In the 40th, he returned to Moscow, where he was again sentenced to imprisonment. This time for eight years.

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Related carbide lights illuminated the working trails mines.

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The private sector is vaguely reminiscent of "District №9". Although, in my opinion, in other cities of Russia, the situation is no better.

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Yes, a bit dull and gray, but fresh. The air is so clean that after Chelyabinsk could not breathe.

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only in CHP. It runs on coal, which is imported from the Kemerovo region.

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Picture somehow sad inspired by a line from the song: "Lonely at home, how would I then not to go crazy ..."

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Mammoth - creative projects of Magadan architect Yuri Rudenko. Assembled from scrap metal, so the hide of the animal looks like a huge clockwork with gears and bolts. Because of the rainy monument rust, but this, it seems, and sought the author.

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Magadan mammoth symbolizes the time, and it is known, does not spare anyone. In the mammoth pretty sad eyes. Apparently, he grew up, but did not find her mother-mamontihu.

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Traditionally: City eyes quadrocopter.

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four-meter iron mammoth weighs six tons. Against the background of minibuses it looks like a big guy.

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Although Magadan, but the view of the sea.

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There were times when prisoners received double punishment: 10 years and 10 years of mine life in Magadan villages. Convicts settled in these houses:

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A view of the port of Magadan:

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At sunset quadrocopter launched into the air.

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Total: Magadan - a good city and not a convict. Here you can relax from the hustle and breathe deeply.

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But I can not imagine that I ever decide to settle in it. First, air travel from here are some unreal money. Although it is logical, because to Moscow to fly 7.5 hours. The main problem Magadan - people are not planning to live here until the end. Therefore it is not surrounded himself with the infrastructure, setting a goal to earn "north retire" and go somewhere else.

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In the second place, with internet all fucking hard here. Bezlimitka 512 k / s (about 1/40 of Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk neta high) costs are 79 (!!!) thousand. It's crazy simple! Therefore, all magadantsy sit on the network with the payment traffic.

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