The amazing Russian WOOD airports: the small deceptive centers that serve the most remote places in the country
- Many of the remarkable wooden structures can be found scattered throughout the Siberian desert
- What they lack in tax-free shops and fast foods, they compensate with the charm of the character lost in time
- They emerged in the mid-twentieth century and proved invaluable to people trying to reach the most remote places.
Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
Time travel, apparently, is possible after all.
These images show the remarkable wooden airports that operate in wilderness areas of Russia that seem to belong to a bygone era.
They emerged in the mid-20th century near dirt tracks and proved invaluable to people trying to reach the most remote places on earth.
It is unlikely that you have heard of any of them, although some may be known to Ryanair passengers, an airline known to use out-of-town centers.
What they lack in tax-free shops and fast foods, they compensate with the charm of a character lost in time.
Scroll down to discover the airports where track expansion means running a lawn mower or snow plow …
The striking Turukhansk airport in Eastern Siberia, where the terminal resembles an old barn. The city of Turukhansk was one of the first Russian settlements in Siberia
Plankety-plank: The old wooden building of the Chara airport in the rural east of Russia. Despite its small size, the airport handles more than 8,000 passengers a year, with flights that take many to Chita, near Lake Baikal.
Near the shore of the White Sea in northwest Russia, the Letnyaya Zolotitsa airport almost looks like a house. Only 180 people live in Letnyaya Zolotitsa, which translates as & # 39; Summer Gold & # 39;
A snowmobile and a sled sit outside the Ust-Kuyga airport in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Russia. Many of the airports in this region are built with wood from nearby forests
The Seymchan airport in Magadan Oblast, on the east coast of Russia. It was built in 1942 to help with the efforts of the Soviet Union in World War II. Provides flights to Magadan, the regional capital
Mezen Airport, in the region of Arkhangelsk, in the far north of Russia, stands out for its pale blue exterior. It was built during World War II and helps passengers to reach even more remote places in the north of the country
Another bright blue terminal, the Solovki airport allows travelers to explore the Solovetsky islands on the north coast of the Russian White Sea