The Future of the Oil City


I’ll be frank: I was apprehensive when flying from Khanty-Mansiysk to Strezhevoy. On the one hand, both cities are northern outposts of Russia’s oil industry. On the other hand, there is a difference in living standards of Yugra capital and capital of the northern areas of Tomsk Region. However, a walk around Strezhevoy convinced me once again that the city has got its future, and local residents are as strong-willed and optimistic as they were half a century ago.

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