The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov


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Ust-Olenyok – a settlement on a mountain slope on the right bank of the Olenyok River in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia. According to the 2010 census, the 27 residents of U. are involved in fishing and hunting. Outside U. there is a grave of Vasili Pronchishchev and his wife, participants of the Great Northern Expedition. U. also accommodates a hydrometeorological station of the same name (the “Ust-Olenyok” hydrometeorological station). In the 1940s–1950s, the village had a fish-processing plant with the workforce of Finnish workers relocated from the Leningrad Region.

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