5 large cities in Russia that may disappear within the next 50 years


Russia is the leader in terms of the number of occupied territories in the world. But along with this, many cities are close to complete extinction. People leave for millionaires for big salaries and a high standard of living.

Magadan is known as the fastest dying regional center in Russia. The port city was built by workers and prisoners of the Dalstroy and Sevvostlag labor camps in the 1930s. Arriving there, people often stayed in the city forever.

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Due to the general economic decline in the region and the poor quality of life, people began to leave Magadan.

The city has few prospects: the railroad did not reach here, and without it it is difficult to develop local mineral deposits. High average salaries do not help either: 130 thousand rubles a month

Anzhero-Sudzhensk is located in the Kemerovo region, 80 kilometers from the regional capital. Russian government in 2014

It would seem that there is everything for life. Favorable geographic location, availability of mineral resources and empty production sites. But people are fleeing the city. Enterprises are closed due to unprofitability, and new housing is not being built.

The population is constantly decreasing by 1-2 thousand per year. It seems to few, but

A city in the Ural Federal District with a population of 312 thousand people. It is an industrial center in which the chemical, food, and mechanical engineering industries developed.

The population growth in the city began during the Second World War, when some of the industrial enterprises were evacuated to Kurgan. Currently, there is an intensive migration outflow.

Why do people leave Kurgan? First, there are few educational prospects. School graduates prefer prestigious universities and leave the city.

Secondly, the low level of health care. Region

A city in the Kemerovo region with a population of 190 thousand people. Life here has always been associated with coal mining. «Black Pearl of Kuzbass» is the semi-official name of Prokopyevsk.

However, due to the continuous operation of the mines, the ecological situation of the city leaves much to be desired. The maximum permissible concentration of such benzopyrene, soot, nitrogen dioxide and other harmful substances

Poor environmental conditions are forcing residents to leave for other places.

For young people, the mining town is not a promising place. Therefore, young people leave to study in Tomsk or Kemerovo, where they stay to live. Therefore, Prokopyevsk is slowly aging and disappears from the map of Russia.

The northern capital of Udmurtia in 2007 lost the status of the 100 thousandth city. People are still leaving here.

Residents are sure that Glazov is contaminated with radiation. And the Chepetsky Mechanical Plant is to blame for this, with its uranium production and constant waste emissions into the Cheptsa River. It is the main source of drinking water for the city.

Local sanitary and epidemiological services assure that harmful indicators do not exceed permissible standards. However, the city is often watered with yellow rains. And the number of removed tumors in Glazov is the largest in the republic.

The bulk of the city’s population is made up of pensioners and people over 30 years old. Due to the small number of universities, school graduates leave for other cities.

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