The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement in Chaun Raion, Chukchi National Okrug, Magadan Oblast, RSFSR. Located on the shore of the Chaun Inlet (East Siberian Sea), 12 km southwest of the city of Pevek. Population, 3,700 (1968). Tin has been mined here since 1941.
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