Living Next Door To Russia: How The Remotest US Community Stays Happy.

Will Jelbert
8 min readFeb 10, 2018

You can see Russia from my living room. No really.

Little Diomede, Alaska. Photo: Will Jelbert

It’s about as close as anywhere in the US gets to ‘Hygge’. It’s a place of sharing, equality and close contact and it’s also the most isolated community in the United States. That said, there is occasionally cell phone service.