Presence: Two of the dozens of polar bears regularly spotted in the area.
Although Russia classifies polar bears as endangered species and bans their killing, regional authorities reportedly entertained the idea of shooting down the animals as "the only possible forced measure".
Russian Federation allows limited hunting by far northern indigenous groups.
Over fifty bears enter small townThe Washington Post reports: Fences have risen around kindergartens. He said sea ice can shift dramatically in the area depending on a variety of factors.
Local administration head Vigansha Musin said: "I've been on Novaya Zemlya since 1963".
And neither are ill-advised human actions that can lure the bears.
The town is mostly occupied by Russian military personnel.
Such restrictions are meant to prevent just the sort of encounters that are now terrorizing the settlement. Since December, the bears have been seen all around the town, and have displayed aggressive behavior, including breaking into homes and public buildings.