Lonely life of a meteorologist at the North Pole
Vyacheslav Korotky is a polar explorer andspecialist meteorologist, working at the North Pole. For 30 years he travels on ships and sometimes stops in Khodovarikha near a practically abandoned lighthouse. Vyacheslav has a wife, but she lives far away from him - in Arkhangelsk.
Photographer Yevgeny Arbugaev on the task of The NewYorker captured the life and work of a lonely polar explorer in several photographs. She says the following about Vyacheslav: "The world of cities is alien to him, he does not accept it." I thought that Vyacheslav fled the world for some reason: maybe because of some problems or some tragedy, but this is not so. He is not alone here, in the tundra, he is always along with the wind, along with the weather he is studying. "
January 25, 2014 in Khodovarikha. Vyacheslav takes readings in the meteorological chest while in the sky the northern lights shine.
Polar explorer rests in a makeshift boat, smoking a cigarette.
Previously, this lighthouse served as an assistant for sailors traveling along the Northern Sea Route. Now Vyacheslav Korotky periodically returns there.
From his house, Vyacheslav observes the deserted and majestic northern landscape.
He puts all the meteorological data in a special magazine.
Desktop polar explorer.
Short makes a measurement of the level of the Barents Sea.
According to this radio station, Vyacheslav passes weather data to another weather station, which is then sent to Moscow.