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  Chukotka Autonomous Okrug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chukotka has an area of 737,700 km² and population of 53,824 (according to 2002 Census), and just over 55,000 in 2004.
Chukotka was formerly an autonomous okrug subsumed within Magadan Oblast, but it declared its separation in 1991; a move that was confirmed by the Russian Constitutional Court in 1993.
Chukotka has large reserves of oil, natural gas, coal, gold, and tungsten, which are slowly being exploited, but much of the rural population exists on subsistence reindeer herding, hunting, and fishing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chukotka_Autonomous_Okrug   (414 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Chukotka Reindeer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is reared in the Chukotka and Kamchatka peninsulas and in northeastern Yakutia.
The Chukotka breed is considered to be the most recent and was formed not before the end of the 1st millennium A.D. Their main products are venison and skins; they are not used for transport.
Chukotka reindeer are adapted to the tundra plains with their short cool summers and long winters with scare snow cover.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/other/reindeer/chukotka/index.htm   (426 words)

 Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Region Overview
Chukotka Autonomous Region is located in the northeastern-most area of Russia on the Chukotka peninsula and on the adjoining part of the mainland.
Located on the Chukotka peninsula and on the adjoining part of the mainland, Chukotka region is washed by the Arctic Ocean (the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea) and by the Pacific Ocean (the White Sea and the Okhotsk Sea).
Chukotka's population is currently 80,000 in comparison with 113,000 in 1995 and it is diminishing rapidly.
www.users.qwest.net /~kryopak/ChukotkaHomePage.htm   (8131 words)

 Some basic facts about Chukotka
However, Chukotka is often lumped in with the vast region known as Siberia, especially when one is discussing the history or ethnography of the region, although technically the region of Siberia is located in the center of Russia, east of the Ural Mountains but west of the Sakha Republic and other far eastern regions.
The landscape of Chukotka is dominated by tundra interspersed with low mountains, with some areas of taiga in the south and west.
Chukotka was colonized by the Russian Empire beginning in the seventeenth century, and over time American traders also became active there (until the Cold War closed the border).
www.faculty.uaf.edu /ffpag/chukfact.html   (940 words)

 Kommersant - Russia's Daily Online
Chukotka Autonomous Area is located in northeastern Russia on the Chukotka (or Chukchi) Peninsula and adjoining mainland.
Chukotka Autonomous Area has a severe continental climate with average January temperatures from -15 to -39°Ñ and average July temperatures from +5 to +10°Ñ; average annual precipitation ranges from 200 to 500 mm.
Chukotka Autonomous Area is part of the Far Eastern economic district and the Far Eastern Federal District.
www.kommersant.com /t-22/r_5/n_364/Chukotka_Autonomous_Area   (1830 words)

 Chukotka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Chukotka is situated in the Russian Far East and is washed by the waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea from three sides correspondingly.
In the south and west Chukotka correspondingly borders Koryakiya (Koryakskii Autonomous District), Magadan district, and Sakha.
Chukotka is divided by the polar circle and has a total area of 737.700 km2.
www.connexion-dte.dk /tjukotka_en.htm   (536 words)

 Travel East Russia - Chukotka Autonomous Region
The Chukotka Autonomous Region is Russia's easternmost region.
The region is located in both the eastern and western hemispheres, on both sides of the Arctic Circle and is simultaneously the remotest part of northeastern Eurasia, the southernmost point of the Arctic Ocean and the far north of the Pacific Ocean.
People inhabited Chukotka for the last 7,000 years; however, the Chukchi who migrated form the South were only first identified in 1642 when the Cossack Ivan Yerastov met them on the Alazeya River.
www.traveleastrussia.com /chukotka.html   (2168 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Chukotka peninsula is situated in the extremity of Eurasia.
The region borders on the Republic of Sakha (Yakutiya), Magadansky region and Koryaksky Autonomous Okrug overland.
Chukotka's shores are washed by the Chukotsky, East Siberian and Bering seas.
www.chukotka.org /root/?lang=en   (246 words)

 Politician becomes patron saint in Siberia - Europe - International Herald Tribune
The current Chukotka administration plans to put together a manual on how to run the region so that it will be able to survive after Abramovich and his money leave for good, based on three proposals already submitted to the federal government.
Chukotka's top tourism official, Sergei Kislyakov, said the area would be a destination for those interested in extreme tourism, the outdoors or native cultures.
Chukotka itself is so remote that just getting there is difficult, and so large that traveling about can be a costly adventure.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/09/07/news/russia.php   (1571 words)

 Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Region Overview
The region is a branch of the Okhotsko-Chukotskii volcanic belt and is on the flank of Chukotka’s complex Mesozoic geological zone.
Chukotka terrane The Chukotka terrane is along the northern shore of Chukotka, inlcuding Wrangell Island.
Chukotka borders Yakutia in the southwest with Magadan Region and the Koryak Autonomous District (Okrug) in the north and northeast.
www.lngplants.com /ChukotkaMinerals.html   (16551 words)

 The Chukotka Autonomous Okrug: An Ethnographic Web Site by Patty Gray
The Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, or simply Chukotka, is one region of the Russian Federation.
Chukotka is a land of reindeer herders and sea mammal hunters, gold mining and retail trade, political struggles for sovereignty, indigenous peoples' struggles for equality, rich natural resources and staggering poverty.
This is a iaranga, the reindeer-skin dwelling used by the Chukchi and Chuvantsy who live in the tundra of Chukotka.
www.faculty.uaf.edu /ffpag/chukotka.html   (286 words)

 Paddler Magazine Online : Operation: Chukotka
It was an invitation to assess the rivers of Chukotka, Russia.
In an attempt to diversify, the Chukotka Trading Co., owned by Igor Ivanov and managed by Anatoly ‘Tony’ Krashakov, was interested in tourism with a focus on rafting.
Chukotka is two-thirds the size of Alaska with 10 times more reindeer than people.
www.paddlermagazine.com /issues/2004_6/article_258.shtml   (939 words)

 Alaska Interested in Growth of Tourist Flow to Chukotka
MOSCOW (RIA Novosti) - Alaska is interested in the increase of tourist flow to Chukotka, representatives of the state's authorities said at the Russian-U.S. conference Days of Beringia.
Chukotka has participated in the forum from the very beginning.
Chukotka was the venue of this conference for the first time in 2003.
nyjtimes.com /Stories/2004/TouristFlowFromAlaska-Chukotka.htm   (295 words)

 Chukotka Audit Finds Mass Irregularities - Gateway To Russia - News From Russia
Auditors also found that roughly 1.5 billion rubles of budget funds were misused in 2003 alone, mostly "due to the government of Chukotka not observing the requirements of budget legislation and systematic mistakes," he said.
Ryabukhin said the chamber had forwarded its report to the prime minister, the Finance Ministry and the Prosecutor General's Office, although he went out of his way to stress that the audit was routine in nature and should not be linked to Kremlin calls for businesses to be more socially responsible.
Specifically, the paper said the chamber is examining whether he had a financial interest in the sale of Chukotka's Maiskoye gold field last year, and whether budget funds were used to seal the deal.
www.gateway2russia.com /st/art_237559.php   (790 words)

 Chukotka 1980-1990 Photo Gallery
The most interesting about these works is that they represent a view of a talented photographer who actually lived in Chukotka for long time, and being in aviation was able to travel around and make fabulous panoramic pictures.
Printed by Gennady, these photographs were assembled in an album which was presented to Anatoly and Vera Davidenko from Belarus who lived in Chukotka at that time in a small settlement Nutepelmen at the Arctic Ocean.
Chukotka has little industries except mining, but it has a functioning nuclear power plant (NPP), Bilibino[1][2][3].
www.virtuar.com /click/2005/chukotka/index.htm   (462 words)

 Photography of Yuri Lev
Chukotka is a Chukotksi National Okrug (district) in the extreme northeastern portion of Siberia.
The Chukotka settlement consists of Chukchi and Eskimos, who are primarily herdsmen and trappers.
Yuri Lev was born in Leningrad, Russia and spent the greater part of his life living in Moscow.
www.yurilev.com /portfolios/chukotka.htm   (272 words)

 The St. Petersburg Times - Feature - Chukotka Administration Makes Three Proposals on Surviving Post-Abramovich
Chukotka's top tourism official, Sergei Kislyakov, said the area would be a haven for those interested in extreme tourism, nature or native cultures.
Chukotka itself is so remote and large that just getting here and then traveling about can be a costly adventure.
Apart from Anadyr, most areas of Chukotka are terribly dilapidated, and the sight could be shocking for foreign tourists, said Joth Singh, a London-based environmentalist with the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
www.sptimes.ru /index.php?action_id=2&story_id=18849   (1433 words)

 BBC SPORT | Fun and Games | From Chukotka to Chelsea
Chukotka is known as the region of reindeer breeders, and as well as those antler-bearing animals, bears, wolves and Arcitc foxes have made the district their home.
He was worshipped in Chukotka for bringing wealth into what is a desperately poor region - and the Chelsea faithful are likely to do the same.
But the people of Chukotka are unlikely to revolt if Abramovich does not bring in a world class striker and make an impact on the Champions League.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/funny_old_game/3037940.stm   (462 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The administrative centre is Pevek, with the population of 4582.
By all historical aspects it is one of the first rayons of Chukotka which embraces the northern shore - these are chiefly flat outskirts of the Chaun Cape and of the like lowland which are edged with mountains.
Pevek's seaport is the biggest in Chukotka; it is a point of transshipment from trunk line to coasters, and it is a place of wintering of coasting fleet.
www.chukotka.org /areas/pevek/?lang=en   (697 words)

Scientists wishing to conduct scientific research in Chukotka (Russia) are now able to call upon BASC for logistical support.
Contribute to the development and growth of scientific research in the Chukotka peninsula by providing logistical support in ecology, biology, ethnography and other areas related to biocomplexity and traditional lifestyle of the Chukotka native people.
Help native people in Chukotka to rationalize the use of biological resources to protect their traditional subsistence and culture.
www.arcticscience.org /chukotka.php   (192 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Chukotka
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It is included in the Chukotka Autonomous Area (1990 est.
The governor of Chukotka and owner of the British football club...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Chukotka   (357 words)

 Engology.com, Engineer Roman Abramovich, Governor of Chukotka Region, Billionaire Engineer, 2nd. Richest man in Russia, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
His foray into Chukotka may be part of a pattern of top oligarchs taking control of Russia's territories.
When he arrived in 1999 as Chukotka's Deputy to the State Duma, the province's mining industry had collapsed, unemployment was rampant, and fuel and food supplies were scarce.
As important as the food, fuel and free vacations was the hope residents of Chukotka had that some of his entrepreneurial flair would rub off on them.
www.engology.com /eng5abramovich.htm   (1598 words)

 Polar Bear Conservation Agreement With Russia
Additional protection is needed to ensure that the subsistence take of polar bears by native people in Alaska and in the Chukotka region, and other activities, are consistent with a sustainable approach to the management of this population.
Thus, the bilateral Agreement is the result of eight years of discussions and negotiations with the Russian Federation, and involving the direct participation of Alaska and Chukotka Natives.
It is also designed to ensure that subsistence take from this population is by the native people of Alaska and Chukotka only, and to provide for equitable allocation of such take between them.
www.state.gov /g/oes/rls/rm/7168.htm   (996 words)

 Russia Chukotka Continental Margin Oil Gas Basins
The exterior position in northwestern part of Tihookeansk belt is occupied by basins on young gantries which were taken up by water areas and having close connection with an intermountain, by a having on land, in which one was already established make room a mode.
The basin foundation is partly upper-Jurassic lower-chalk dislocated strata, and partly one of branches early Cainozoic igneous belt passing from Chukotka through the Bering Sea to Alaska.
To a southern part of this belt Navarin basin is referred also, it is characterized Mesozoic by the basis, folded, and modestly dislocated.
www.lngplants.com /ChukotkaContinentalMarginOilGasBasinsFarEast.html   (2113 words)

 In two northern outposts, 'ice curtain' thaws | csmonitor.com
Chief among the obstacles, say some Alaskans, was former Chukotka Governor Alexander Nazarov, who treated the region as his personal fiefdom, according to Sue Steinacher, a Fairbanks, Alaska-based researcher studying Alaska-Chukotka relations.
Elected governor of Chukotka in December of 1999, Roman Abramovich is a young billionaire from Moscow.
Now Chukotka stores are stocked; the heating system has been renovated for the first time in 15 years; and new homes, hotels, and sports facilities have been built, according to Governor Abramovich's press secretary.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0417/p03s01-ussc.htm   (944 words)

 WWF - Chukotka's Natural Heritage
Chukotka, bordered by the Chukchi and Bering Seas, is home to indigenous peoples and a wide range of flora and fauna.
Currently, WWF’s focus in Chukotka is on polar bear conservation, both at the management level (and in support of the implementation of the US/Russian treaty on the conservation and management of the shared population of polar bears) and with regard to conservation needs in the face of climate change, pollution and human-bear confl icts.
Scientists, in cooperation with native coastal villages, gather information on the status and behaviour of polar bear populations and the threat from illegal hunting, and help develop management practices for the legal subsistence hunt allowed under the treaty (once activated).
www.panda.org /news_facts/publications/index.cfm?uNewsID=69720   (455 words)

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