Chukotka, located at the far eastern end of Russia – it’s closer to America than it is to Moscow – was once a bustling little town of 7,000 inhabitants. Two coal mines provided employment for the town, until an accident killed six people. One mine was closed, and the other quickly followed suit. The authorities decided to abandon the town, paying each citizen 80 to 120 thousand rubles for resettlement based on seniority.
Check out this bizarre place by clicking the pic.