At the end of his 5th Thule expedition in 1925, Knud Rasmussen was on a brief flying visit to the town. In 1934 the place hit the international headlines when the survivors of the Cheliuskin sinking were flown to Uelen in a lengthy rescue operation.
In March 2006 the adventurer Karl Bushby and his companion Dimitri Kieffer crossed the frozen Bering Strait while attempting to circumnavigate the world on foot . On April 1, 2006, they were stopped by Russian officials near Uelen for illegally crossing the border. After a lawsuit and intervention by Governor Roman Abramowitsch , Bushby was able to continue his journey.
Location of Uelen
Lenin Street (2018)
Yaranga in Uelen (1913)
Resident of Uelen (1913)
Yupik on the bank, with the steamship Corwin in the background (1907)
↑ a b Čislennostʹ naselenija gorodskich naselennych dotov, selʹskich naselennych dotov po Čukotskomu avtonomnomu okrugu. (Population of urban settlements, rural settlements in the Chukchi Autonomous Okrug.) Download from the website of the Chukchi Autonomous Okrug of the Federal Service of State Statistics of the Russian Federation
Notes: S - seat of a city circle , R - the administrative center of a Rajons , SG - seat of a township ( gorodskoje posselenije, all other places in the Rajons seats from rural communities, selskoje posselenije )