Why to go? Vorkuta, a former gulag and the city built by the prisoneres it the area of continuous permafrost, has kept its first mines which are still working. The population of the city counts 56 088 people. You can take the direct train Moscow-Vorkuta to see the lost city and the cemeteries. Another city Salekhard very rich and emerging is located next to Vorkuta. People board the ferry to cross the Ob river to get there. Most of all, here you are in the Pre-Polar Urals, the highest part of the Ural mountains.