Olesia Kim's statement
“This is a miraculous city. You come here and plunge into the place forever unless you get the chance to escape. For this is the north. It traps you like a morass. The cruel, merciless, foolish morass which devours everything and everyone.”
(The quote is taken from the local Syktyvkar city forum).
The city with such an unusual name, which people do not always manage to say correctly on the first attempt, is located a thousand kilometers northeast of Moscow and is the most important administrative and territorial center in the north of Russia.
Syktyvkar is known for a high level of internal migration mostly to Saint Petersburg or Moscow.
“There is nowhere much to go, the forest is like everywhere else in Russia”. (The quote from the local forum also).