Workers from the local fish processing factory, 'Narody Severa', sitting on the eroded beach during a day off. To avoid further disappearance of the land the management of the factory has placed concrete blocks from destroyed buildings as well as parts of wrecked ships on the beach to protect the shore. Nevertheless, during strong storms the factory sometimes gets flooded by sea water.
Since the 1970s the sea has been claiming the land, destroying part of the settlement. Almost three entire streets have disappeared under water and the remains of former apartment buildings are slowly being worn away by the waves. Locals and climate experts believe global warming is responsible, as the mild weather melts the sea ice which once protected the shores of Oktyabrskiy from strong autumn and winter storms.