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Residents of Norilskaya street in Angarsk love it so much

Residents of Norilskaya street in Angarsk love it so much

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The small city in the Irkutsk region is called Siberian Petersburg - its design in the Soviet years was carried out by specialists from the Leningrad (now Saint-Petersburg) architectural and planning workshop. Therefore, Angarsk has a lot in common with ...

Northern name in provincial town

Northern name in provincial town

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. It is located in the Vladimir region 130 kilometers northwest of the regional center. On the map of modern Strunino there are about 134 streets, avenues, squares and lanes, among which there is an unexpected toponym - Norilskaya. The settlement on ...

Evolution of Norilskaya street in Perm city

Evolution of Norilskaya street in Perm city

Just like in these large cities of Russia, the Norilskaya toponym appeared on the map of Perm in the Soviet years. Perm, along with Yekaterinburg, was founded in 1723 – together with the Yegoshihinsky copper smelter. In addition to the village of Yegoshiha, other ancient ...

Norilskaya street in Achinsk

Norilskaya street in Achinsk

It is the third largest settlement in the region, and Norilskaya street can also be found on its map. The history of the city began with the appearance of the Achinsk prison on the White Iyus river in 1641. But after a major fire happened here, ...

Norilsk in Chechen toponymy

Norilsk in Chechen toponymy

It seemed that the city could no longer be rebuilt. However, the capital of the republic gradually rose from the ruins. Grozny is amazing today. Although historians say that he will never have his former appearance. The capital of the Chechen Republic, the city of Grozny, ...

Revolution Engine leads to Norilskaya street

Revolution Engine leads to Norilskaya street

Today there are 1431 streets, 259 of them have unique names. Most often, names were given in honor of people, natural objects and cities. Norilskaya street belongs to the latter group. A detailed list of old Nizhny Novgorod streets was left by the local historian Nikolay ...

Northern street in southern city

Northern street in southern city

Scientists noted an interesting fact: the names of large cities’ streets in Russia repeat the names of those of the capital by 70 percent.  Krasnodar is no exception in this regard.  There, as well as in Moscow, there is Norilskaya street, although it appeared in ...

Norilskaya street in Buryat capital

Norilskaya street in Buryat capital

It organically absorbed three eras: tsarist, Soviet and modern times. In one of its districts Norilskaya street appeared. The city of Ulan-Ude was founded in 1666 as a winter house for collecting yasak from the local population. Until 1934 it was called Verhneudinsk, after which it ...

Norilskaya street in unique city

Norilskaya street in unique city

Geographically, this city is located almost in the very center of Transbaikalia. The famous Pushkin’s line "In the depths of Siberian ores..." is about it: the Decembrists were there in exile. The city got its name in honor of the Chita river, on the banks ...