Gudym lies in the valley between the hills. Locals knew that some military units were built here but the territory was closed.
The place is overgrown with various legends, it’s hard to tell the truth from fiction today. The city started its combat alert duty in 1961 though it didn’t exist on maps then.
Officially it was called Anadyr-1, but people called it Gudym in honor of Colonel Gudymov who was at the head of city construction and committed suicide under strange circumstances right after the work was done.
One legend is connected with his death – some people say he received an anonymous telegram from the U.S.A. by which he was cordially congratulated with the successful construction of the secret military base.