Whatever it takes

An airline sold a ticket to a Scottish Fold cat from Norilsk, which cost three times more than tickets for its owners.

Speaking baby born in Russian Arctic

In April 2009, the Norilsk newspaper Zapolyarny Vestnik published an article titled Speaking Baby. It told about a child who, in the first days after his birth, began to pronounce ...

Mystical picture. Part two

Leather paintings of the northern artist Boris Molchanov were acquired by various collectors, including foreign ones, during his lifetime.

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Truths and myths

Mystical picture

Mystical picture

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In Siberian city of Dudinka, in the Taimyr House of Folk Art, there is a painting that many people consider mystical. It has a special magnetism, attracts attention and even won fame as a miracle worker far beyond the peninsula. ...

Shaman listens to your wishes

Shaman listens to your wishes

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In 2009, a sculpture appeared between the maternity hospital and the Norilsk employment center - a northern man with a tambourine. The inscription on the tambourine runs: ‘Whisper your wish into my ear’. The composition became part of the Parallel World ...

Famous Aika bear’s life and fate

Famous Aika bear’s life and fate

It was there that the real bear Aika walked more than 40 years ago, as it lived in the family of the Norilsk cameraman Yury Ledin. His animal documentaries rank among the best along with Cousteau and Darrell. Around the Tundra, Polar Bear, Northern Fur ...

Who gave name to Taimyr?

Who gave name to Taimyr?

There are several legends about the "Taimyr" toponym. One of the Dolgan versions – tuoi muora – means to praise the tundra, the other – tymyr – is artery, blood vessel. The Nenets lead the toponymy from the words tai – taimen, and myry – water with ...

Most interesting fish lives in Taimyr

Most interesting fish lives in Taimyr

I have heard from experienced fishermen about real red fish, which can be found in abundance in such places where none of the storytellers have ever gotten to. It was called differently: brown trout, goggle-eyed trout and, finally, char. Someone told about the monstrous-sized fish in ...

Little fish goes a long way

Little fish goes a long way

In the early 80s, an icebreaker came to Dudinka, which, had to be examined according to the regulations, it was required to inspect the propeller. The diver who sank into the water to do the work soon reported that he could not see anything because ...

Usual experience becomes legend

Usual experience becomes legend

Some urban legends develop by themselves over decades. For some people, they are part of life, while others doubt that some things could have happened quite recently. The director of the Yubileiny cultural and leisure center Inna Davydova has been living in Norilsk since the age ...

Spoons instead of cloak-room tickets

Spoons instead of cloak-room tickets

At the highest point of the Great Patriotic War, the House of Engineering and Technical Workers (DITR) - the most beautiful building of the 1940s - was opened in Norilsk. An incredible cultural event for such a difficult and sad time in the history of ...

Evil spirit or miners’ protector?

Evil spirit or miners’ protector?

Its main character is a mountain spirit and the patron saint of conscientious miners - Shubin. The mythological creature is called a mine brownie or the owner of underground workings, by analogy with the Mistress of the Copper Mountain in the Urals, the German Kobold, ...