The coeval of the first Norilsk metal Sevastopolskaya Street has been a representative and original street of Norilsk for many years. Named in honor of the heroic defense of Sevastopol, the street got the square of the Memory of Heroes on May 9, 1975, preserved to this day.
In 1979, when the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Sevastopol took place, there were more than a dozen honorable residents of the street in Norilsk. On August 4, words of congratulations and memories sounded on the square.
The host of the holiday was the city’s favorite, the Norilsk television studio host Natalya Nikitina. The media were represented, by the famous Norilsk journalist Valery Kravets.
The pictures preserved for history not only the faces of the inhabitants of the most beautiful street of the city, but also the creations of the first Norilsk architects that have not yet been demolished. Ten years later, in 1989, Gorstroy began the demolition of legendary buildings that could not stand the tests of permafrost.
Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive