Skip to main Content
Videos

360-degree video: Tour the village of Russian Mission

  • Author: Loren Holmes
  • Updated: October 24
  • Published October 24
Life in Russian Mission, Alaska in 360 VR

Russian Mission is a Yukon River village of 340 people. It's the kind of place where the school is the main social hub, where bush planes, snowmachines and ATVs are the primary mode of transportation. There, you'll find youths playing basketball — about 40% of the population is under 18 — and mushers tending to their dogs. Russian Mission is also one of more than 70 Alaska communities with no local police protection. The village hasn't had a permanent cop since its Village Public Safety Officer died in 2005, and is now left to fend for itself. Tour Russian Mission in the 360-degree video below. For more about how Russian Mission and other villages are grappling with a broken system of law enforcement in rural Alaska, read the latest story in our Lawless series here: https://on.adn.com/russian-mission-lawless

Posted by Anchorage Daily News on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Russian Mission is a Yukon River village of 340 people. It's the kind of place where the school is the main social hub, where bush planes, snowmachines and ATVs are the primary mode of transportation. There, you'll find youths playing basketball — about 40% of the population is under 18 — and mushers tending to their dogs.

Russian Mission is also one of more than 70 Alaska communities with no local police protection. The village hasn’t had a permanent cop since its Village Public Safety Officer died in 2005, and is now left to fend for itself.

Tour Russian Mission in the 360-degree video above.

Related stories:

Local news matters.

Support independent, local journalism in Alaska.

Comments