Provideniya is an urban-type settlement situated in the Provideniya Bay in the northeastern part of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. It is situated on a picturesque bay surrounded by mountains across the Bering Strait from Alaska, and is very close to the International Date Line.
Along with its sister city, Nome, Alaska, Provideniya was particularly important during WWII when aircraft and supplies reached Europe via Alaska and Siberia during lend-lease. The city is isolated, only accessible by air and water.
In the past six years, the population of Provideniya has decreased significantly. Now whole apartment blocks are empty and the city offers a somewhat forlorn sight. Shores along the Emma bay support Bering type flora and habitat for large bird colonies.
Things to See and Do
* Museum of Chukotka history
* Emma Bay
Cruise Season - March - Nov
Currency - Ruble (RUB)
Language - Russian
Land Area - 737,700 sq km (Chukotka)
Population - 55, 000 approx (Chukotka)
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus two hours to plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 7
Port Location - The port is located in the downtown area of Provideniya.
Travel Links - Bering Air, an Alaskan airline, offers charter services to Provideniya Bay Airport from both Nome and Anchorage.