When was the oldest post office of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug opened?

Today, October 9, is World Post Day. The Federal Post Service of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug has prepared interesting statistics about the region’s mail

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The oldest post office functioning today opened on March 12, 1930 in the village of Nizhnyaya Pesha. In total, there are 28 post offices in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, 21 of which have been operating for more than 50 years.

There are 19 post offices located in remote, hard-to-reach settlements of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The most distant ones are Amderma and Karatayka, Shoina, Bugrino, Varnek.

In the summer, mail is transported across Pechora by boat, in the winter – on a trolley, and during the muddy season, postal workers use an airboat and an air cushion. Every year during the period of ice drift and freeze-up, the Post delivers more than three and a half tons of correspondence.

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Almost 45% of Russian Post employees in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug have been working for more than 5 years. This means that people value the company and are loyal to it. In total, more than 130 employees currently work at the regional post office. 30 of them are employed in logistics.

The most popular service at the Post Office is sending written correspondence. Since the beginning of 2023, residents of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug have sent about 145,000 letters. Of these, almost 3,000 are 1st class valuable letters.

Next in popularity are parcels. In 2023, residents of the Arctic sent about 3,000 such mail items, of which 60% by air and 40% by land.

EMS express shipments close the top three. Residents of the region have used it more than 2,000 times since the beginning of the year.

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