Mystical picture

There are works in world painting with which mysterious stories and riddles are associated. The Russian Arctic is no exception.

Shaman listens to your wishes

If you look around, in the modern world you can find many secrets and legends, sometimes even created on purpose. There is such a case in Norilsk.

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Truths and myths

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, ...

Peace Street reconciled two capitals

Peace Street reconciled two capitals

The groups of builders transformed the city and gave it a special image that have been lasting for many decades. Komsomol brigades arrived from all over the Soviet Union. Thanks to the energetic, active young men and women, Norilsk received the unofficial status of the ...

Tricky revenge or architect’s plan?

Tricky revenge or architect’s plan?

And there are piquant ones. Like the history of the house number 3 on Leninsky Prospekt. If you walk along the main street of Norilsk now and look into the house arch at Leninsky, 3, the school number 1 will appear in his yard. Holding on ...

Norilsk honey: fiction or reality?

Norilsk honey: fiction or reality?

Even before the start of the World War II, the infrastructure on the territory of the Norilsk Combine was actively developing and an important task was the growth of agriculture. Great attention was paid to it. It was about growing vegetables, herbs and even heat-loving fruit ...