The loneliest person on the planet

• The most lonely person in the world

Vyacheslav Short - professional polar explorer, expert meteorologist who works at the North Pole.

The last 30 years he travels to the Arctic ships and sometimes remains in Khodovarikha, once the former village on the Barents Sea, and now has become a beacon of semi-abandoned. In the village of Vyacheslav regularly meteorological measurements.

In Short has a wife, but she lives very far away from its main job - Arkhangelsk. Vyacheslav 63 years old, the children he and his wife do not.

Photographer Eugene Arbugaeva, who grew up in Tiksi, on the instructions of The New Yorker has visited on a visit at the polar explorer and made some great pictures of his work and life.

"World Cities alien to him, he would not accept it. I thought that Vyacheslav fled from the world, for whatever reason: perhaps on some issues or some tragedy. But it is not so. He never lonely here in the tundra. He is always with the wind, along with the weather, which is studying, "- says Eugene.

The loneliest person on the planet

Vyacheslav Short inspects a full moon on the site of an abandoned lighthouse Khodovarikha village. Once this lighthouse helped sailors walking along the Northern Sea Route.

The loneliest person on the planet

The short lives in a century-old wooden house in the now abandoned village Khodovarikha. All weather data, he enters into a special magazine.

The loneliest person on the planet

The Meteorological Magazine, cloud atlas and other useful and important for the books scattered on the table, Vyacheslav. Photo Yuri Gagarin cut from newspaper articles about his death in 1968.

The loneliest person on the planet

Short, standing knee-deep in the water, measures the level of the Barents Sea.

The loneliest person on the planet

In short radio transmits weather data to another meteorological station, where they are then sent to Moscow. Frequently reported snowstorms and gales delayed for these very reasons.

The loneliest person on the planet

In the free time Vyacheslav does such houses of matches.

The loneliest person on the planet

In his own hands made short boat sometimes likes to smoke a cigarette.

The loneliest person on the planet

Khodovarikha, January 25, 2014. Short takes readings from meteobudki, located five minutes from his house. Over his head - the Northern Lights.

The loneliest person on the planet

A view of the Barents Sea from the window, "Mikhail Somov" diesel-electric that delivers food to Vyacheslav and tools once a year.

The loneliest person on the planet

From the window of his wooden house Short oversees the desert landscape that stretched for many kilometers.