A polar bear invasion is terrorizing Russians on a remote Arctic island with more than 50 beasts besieging one town.
A state of emergency has been declared on Soviet nuclear testing archipelago Novaya Zemlya as the beasts enter the front doors of apartment blocks.
Despite the siege, residents have been warned they face prosecution is they shoot the endangered species.
People are “afraid to go outside” and “daily life is in turmoil”, said deputy head of local administration, Aleksandr Minayev. . .
The focus is the town of Belushya Guba where 52 polar bears have been counted scavenging for food in local dumps and wandering around the settlement. (Read more from “More Than 50 Polar Bears Invade Village, Sparking State of Emergency” HERE)