A state of emergency has been declared as dozens of bears have entered the towns in the region to look for food.
"People are scared, afraid to leave their homes, their daily routines are being broken, and parents are unwilling to let their children go to school or kindergarten", Minaev said.
The video was filmed on January 21 but emerged online recently after news about a "polar bear evasion" grabbed headlines in Russian Federation. It's not uncommon to see polar bears near the area's southern coasts, where they regularly converge in winter for seasonal seal hunts, according to Russia's state-run news site TASS.
There have been reports of the wild animals attacking people, entering residences and offices and rooting through rubbish.
The government made a decision to send specialists on the islands after officials in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, with a population of about 3,000 people, sought help. According to Ilya Mordvintsev, lead researcher at the Severtsev Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the bears are migrating in search of food, albeit at the height of a frosty winter as opposed to the balmier months of spring. Authorities there have reported that the tiny islands, home to just a few thousand people, are playing host to a polar bear invasion.
The settlement put up additional fencing around schools and arranged for children to be driven to and from class.
Scientists in Russian Federation said thinning sea ice could be an explanation for the invasion.
It is not the first time that polar bears have come to Novaya Zemlya, but their numbers this time are striking. The migration "is not a new phenomenon", he said. Along their migration route, the animals encountered the open dump at Belushya Guba, where the military apparently had disregarded strict rules on garbage disposal imposed on oil and mining companies and others working in the Russian far north. A team of experts were traveling to the village to determine how to encourage the bears to move to another area.