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.