Pevek is a small town at the northern brim of Chukotka (north-east of Russia), cut from the mainland by thousands of kilometres of tundra, mountains and swamps. Once the socialist monument to the conquerors of the North, today it is a display of decay and degradation. Sanitary conditions in which people are forced to live here nowadays are far removed from what is considered normal in the XXI century.
Since the breaking of the dam a few years ago, people of Pevek have been struggling with the lack of clear water. The only source of actual clean, potable water is the truck that comes to town twice a week, bringing water from above the dam and allowing people to refill their water supplies.
Ironically, in the region containing some of the world’s clearest water, people are deprived of this vital resource.