A short distance across the Bering Straits is only 35 km.
Chukotka is the most Eastern land of Russia, the first to face the dawn,
mysterious and severe, ancient and young at the same time; the land which
managed to retain life and ability to flourish in severe polar conditions. A
traveler will find here traditional hospitality and friendliness of the local
population. Chukotka is the world of wild rare nature. The tourists will enjoy
“Ergav”- a folklore festival of sea hunters, and a handicraft fair with
walrus bone, whalebone, antlers, fur, beadwork. In the Wellen village tourists
will see a bone-carving workshop, a carved bones museum, meteorological and
biological stations. They will see Eskimo canoe races and a unique spectacle –
a whale hunt, and taste then shashlik of fresh whale meat. They will also look
round the sea hunters village Lorino with the unique meat storehouses in
permafrost and bear farm and enjoy dogsledding and dinner in yaranga.
There are regular expeditions of the Russian Academy of
Sciences (RAS) to Chukotka. The tourists can participate in the excavations and
research of the Ekwen unique settlement, founded about three thousand years ago
and see the monument at the seaside of the Bering Sea located to the south from
the Wellen village earned the name of “The Polar Troya”. Collection of
educational and scientific patterns is guaranteed.
The monument is made up of a settlement and a burial ground.
The settlement lies at the seaside and includes semi-underground dwellings and
household buildings, based on the whale’s skeletal bones. The burial ground
lying at the distance of half a kilometer from the coast is a thousand of
burials full of valuable appliances made mostly of walruses tusk.
The Complex Research Institute of the Far-Eastern department
of the RAS carries out a medic-biology research on the adaptation and
rehabilitation human physiology in the conditions of the Extreme North and on
the valuation of mineral and vegetable resources of Chukotka. The tourists are
suggested to take part in an expedition in the course of which their physical
state is being monitored through screening systems like those applied to the