Add to favorite

russian visa
    Magadan Region

The Magadan Region established in 1953 is located in the remote north-eastern corner of Russia and washed by the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

The major part of the territory is taken by Kolyma and Chukotka Uplands and Anadyr Plateau. The major rivers are Kolyma and Anadyr.

The Magadan Region is a land of abundant nature resources. Since the start of exploration of this land around 3 000 tons of gold, tungsten, etc. have been found there. Silver, tin, uranium, and iron are mined there. The Magadan Region is the worlds biggest agate-bearing land.

The Magadan Region is one of the unique places of Russia by its set of unusual nature complexes, favourable for recreation and travel, ecological tours around the vast expanses of virgin nature, and adventures tours that have gained popularity in the international market.

One of the attractive peculiarities of the Magadan Region are it thermal waters. The thermal springs closest to Magadan are situated in the Khmitevskogo Peninsula.

History. In the 18th century the territory was occupied by the Yakut, before the first campaigns of the Russian Cossacks to the Kolyma area. The history of the Magadan Region actually started in the 1920s with the arrival of scientific prospecting expeditions. In the early 1930s the expeditions discovered deposits of gold. By the end of the 1930s first gold-mining fields were founded, and settlements grew around them. During that period unpaid convict labour was intensely used at the hardest mining works in the Magadan area. Starting from the 1950s the convicts in the mining field were gradually replaced by manpower resources from other regions of the country.

Tags: Russian tourism Russian regions Magadan Region Russian history Far East 



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map

    Magadan Region

Cities of the region

Getting around

Moscow Circus   Russian Literature  camping  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow  Relics  Circle of Light  Moscow Disneyland  Tretyakov Gallery  Sergey Obraztsov International Festival of Puppet Theatres  Fist Fights  St. Petersburg  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Festivals in Moscow  capital outflow  Mikhail Prokhorov  Le Corbusier  Russian business  Dagestan  Igor Akinfeev  Primorye  Russian Cinema  Parks  economic crisis  Russian singers  Gorky Park  physics  Architecture  Regional Cuisines  Kamenka  Moscow Kremlin   Alexander Ovechkin  Russian finance  Russian transportation  Night of Museums  Russian hockey  Buryatia  Frogs  Lipetsk Region  fashion designer  Kinoshock  Russian history  Fairs in Moscow  Literature  Darwin Museum  ArtPlay Design Center  Speleology  Russian tourism  Transaero  Russian opera singers 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites