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Parco
21-10-2011, 13:13
:question:

Just wondering if there are any expats out in Magadan?

The region is rich in minerals and big on the mining industry, so just wondering if there are any other expats out there to have a beer with.

:12035: :beerbros:

P.S. I'll be out there in a few weeks time :plane:

Tony P
21-10-2011, 13:40
I didn't come across any in a week there a couple of years back, other than a group of a dozen or so Americans from a flying club who had bought their Cessnas across from Alaska for a 'piss up' tour.

You could try Ilya.
It's a small community and he knows most of what (and who) is going on there.
Very pleasant and helpful guy - buy him a beer on me at the Green Croccodile if you meet up.

http://askmagadan.com/

Parco
21-10-2011, 14:42
You could try Ilya.
It's a small community and he knows most of what (and who) is going on there.
Very pleasant and helpful guy - buy him a beer on me at the Green Croccodile if you meet up.

http://askmagadan.com/

Thank you, and thanks for the link, I will follow up with Ilya and of course buy him a beer if we meet :thumbsup:

My next question was going to be, which are the best bars but I think you've answered that one. :mml:

Cheers!

FatAndy
21-10-2011, 16:08
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CC%E0%E3%E0%E4%E0%ED - just for a case Russian wiki article about Magadan

http://www.kolyma.ru/ - local portal (slow)

robertmf
21-10-2011, 16:19
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CC%E0%E3%E0%E4%E0%ED - just for a case Russian wiki article about Magadan

http://www.kolyma.ru/ - local portal (slow)

... and another article :

http://gulaghistory.org/nps/onlineexhibit/stalin/work.php

Kolyma was a name that struck fear into the Gulag prisoner. Reputedly the coldest inhabited place on the planet, prisoners spoke of Kolyma as a place where 12 months were winter and all the rest summer. Kolyma was so remote that it could not be reached by an overland route. Prisoners traveled by train across the length of the Soviet Union only to spend up to several months on the Pacific coast waiting for the few months each year when the waterways were free of ice. Then, they boarded ships for their trip past Japan and up the Kolyma River to their gold-mining destination. Surviving Kolyma was more difficult than any other Gulag locale.



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FatAndy
21-10-2011, 17:30
Terrible, terrible...