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Remote Dudinka hit by power failure until icebreaker Avraamiy Zavenyagin offers electricity

By The Siberian Times reporter
06 January 2016

23,856 inhabitants in one of Siberia's remotest outposts suffer winter freeze in minus 25C.

The diesel-electric icebreaker Avraamiy Zavenyagin had provided emergency power to the settlement. Picture: Vkontakte

The power outage due to damage to a power line left 131 residential buildings without power in the remote Yenisei River port.

The community which lies above the Arctic Circle was plunged into darkness for a full day in typical winter temperatures of minus 25C.

Dudinka blackout


Dudinka blackout


Dudinka blackout


Dudinka blackout


Dudinka blackout


Dudinka blackout

Pictures posted online showed wiring from the icebreaker to save the town's residents. Pictures: Mikhail Murashko, Vkontakte

Local reports said that the diesel-electric icebreaker Avraamiy Zavenyagin had provided emergency power to the settlement. 

Pictures posted online showed wiring from the icebreaker to save the town's residents. 

Energy was restored at 7pm but there are fears  by locals of more outages if the problem is not solved in the Krasnoyarsk region port.

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They need a wind farm and a solar park with alternative energy.
Enrique, Spain
11/01/2016 03:33
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