The first half of the 1990s was marked by a sharp deterioration in the economic and social situation in the country. Norilsk was no exception. Although compared with other cities, it was still the “island of stability.” People continued moving to the mainland. Children went to Krasnoyarsk to study in the universities, as the city is the closest to Norilsk.
A former Norilsk citizen Elena left Norilsk in 1995, having graduated from school. The new resident of Krasnoyarsk did not think she would still be connected with the polar city.
“Having decided to change my first apartment in Krasnoyarsk, I began to look for a flat in new buildings. Finally, I found a suitable price and place. The block-of-flats was situated on Norilskaya Street! ”she told laughing.
Norilskaya Street is located in the Oktyabrsky district of the regional capital. Its history began in 1999, when, by a resolution of the city administration, a new street was named after the name of the northernmost city in the world with a permanent population of more than 100 thousand inhabitants. Given that in the late 1990s, the North-South Association had already built several residential houses for immigrants from the Far North, and from Norilsk in particular, this decision seemed to be quite logical.
“There are many new high-rise buildings in the microdistrict, beautiful courtyards, a lake, cottages and a village. You can walk in the hills. The area is very environmentally friendly, albeit quite remote”, Elena describes the place.
It is also reported on the official websites of Krasnoyarsk that “Norilskaya Street and the surrounding areas are intensively built up with multi-storey residential buildings in panel and monolithic-brick construction. Several interesting residential complexes have already appeared here. In the future, according to the new master plan for the territorial development of Krasnoyarsk, until 2033, Norilskaya Street will be extended and annexed to the new highway connecting the Yemelyanovsky district”.
Text: Elena Popova, Photo: open sources