Anadyr is the administrative center of Chukotka Autonomous Region and home to approximately 13,000 people. Like many northern towns that have short summers and very long winters, Anadyr is painted in all colors of the rainbow to lift the spirits of its inhabitants in winter. Under Governor Roman Abramovich, the well-known oligarch, big money had been invested to develop and revive local infrastructure and industries that had collapsed with the break-up of the Soviet era. Life is booming once again in this remote region as Russian and foreign investors take interest in mining, fishing and other profitable sources of Chukotka. The Chukotka Museum in Anadyr holds an impressive collection of artefacts that include the most exquisite carvings of walrus ivory, baleen, mammoth tusk and stone.