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Bear causes panic by invading closed nuclear submarine port of Vilyuchinsk

By The Siberian Times reporter
06 June 2017

A Western spy in disguise in this secret location? More likely, the beast came for the tasty fish caught here.

There were no reports of injuries to people. Picture: The Siberian Times

Residents caught the bear on camera after it emerged from the forest and patrolled the streets of a naval town from which foreigners are banned. 

An Emergencies Ministry official is heard shouting to locals:  'A bear! All hide! Everyone run!'

The bear is seen running across a yard behind a shop.

Vilyuchinsk - known by the name Sovetsky and later Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-50 during the Cold War - is a famous nuclear submarine base and repair facility in the extreme east of Russia on the Kamchatka peninsula. 

But it is also an important fishing port, which may have been more interesting to the bear which in one sequence was seen running along a pavement. 

Bear causes panic by invading closed nuclear submarine port of Vilyuchinsk


Bear causes panic by invading closed nuclear submarine port of Vilyuchinsk


Bear causes panic by invading closed nuclear submarine port of Vilyuchinsk


Bear causes panic by invading closed nuclear submarine port of Vilyuchinsk


Bear causes panic by invading closed nuclear submarine port of Vilyuchinsk
Bear causes panic by invading closed nuclear submarine port of Vilyuchinsk. Pictures: The Siberian Times


Across many regions of Russia, bears are seen more frequently encroaching human settlements. This is seen as a sign that their food supply is less adequate than in past years. 

A Kamchatka region emergencies official said: 'A bear came to the city of Vilyuchinsk. 

'Police and rangers acted together to push the animal outside the town.' 

There were no reports of injuries to people.

Comments (2)

Hola buenos días aquí en mi país, quisiera saber en esa Península hay acceso a Internet, puesto q dicen que esta claro que el acceso a extranjeros es prohibido, mi pregunta es, los habitantes de allí, tienen acceso a Internet o a algún medio de comunicación con gente de afuera? Gracias
Vanessa Rodriguez, Colombia
30/11/2018 21:15
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Thank you for sharing these photos of our adventurous wanderer. I think he may very well be a western spy from the Aleutian Islands....:-). If so, I have no doubt it was your very tasty fish he was tracking....:-). Thank you for pointing him in the direction that is safe for both him and the people of Vilyuchinsk. In Jasper, Alberta, I enjoyed watching the bears stroll around town (some of us did, some of us didn't...:-) ).
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
11/06/2017 06:21
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