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History spot

Memorial cross appeared on way to airport ten years ago

Memorial cross appeared on way to airport ten years ago

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. A twelve-meter roadside memorial with the words ‘Lord, save this city’ was installed seven kilometers from the entrance to the city on the eve of the Annunciation, April 6. The place on the highway near the Kupets river was chosen by the director ...

In 1970 Trud newspaper devoted article to Norilsk metallurgists

In 1970 Trud newspaper devoted article to Norilsk metallurgists

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. All-Union Tuesdays in Trud were originally called Stahanov’s ones and were held in different cities of the Soviet Union. On Tuesdays, in the presence of the newspaper, the party and trade union organizations representatives, people of various professions shared their experience and work ...

Geologists professional holiday appeared 55 years ago

Geologists professional holiday appeared 55 years ago

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the photographs of 1972, taken during the work of the geological party on the Fokinskaya area, the oldest and very respected specialist Fyodor Starshinov stands out among the geologists (second from the right in the main photo). In 1972, the geologist of the ...

Avraamy Zavenyagin first time saw Norilsk in April 1938

Avraamy Zavenyagin first time saw Norilsk in April 1938

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. It is known for certain that Avraamy Zavenyagin, after leaving for Moscow in April 1941, often recalled Norilsk and, as a rule, with a sense of satisfaction from what he had done there for three years. And he loved business trips to Norilsk: he ...

Last energy facility in USSR laid down in 1975

Last energy facility in USSR laid down in 1975

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the 1950s, on the right tributary of the Yenisey, there was a pioneer camp that belonged to the Norilsk combine. They thought about the hydroelectric power station on the Kureyka river long before the start of its construction. The feasibility study of the ...

Sir Andrew Wood visited Norilsk in autumn 1998

Sir Andrew Wood visited Norilsk in autumn 1998

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On his October trip to Siberia, the British ambassador was accompanied by representatives of well-known firms and banks, in particular, P&H, which produced mining equipment, Worman International, which dealt with pumps for the mining and energy industries and others. In Norilsk, Her Majesty English Queen’s ...

Norilskproject building design approved in 1970

Norilskproject building design approved in 1970

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Forty-five years ago, a young architect Sergey Teryaev began to design the institute’s twelve-story building. The administrative building project’s author, Vitold Nepokoychitsky, before leaving Norilsk, actively fought against everything that, in his opinion, disfigured the architectural appearance of the city. He was against the construction ...

Norilsk theater called combine’s creative workshop

Norilsk theater called combine’s creative workshop

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The production by the chief director of the Norilsk drama Leonid Belyavsky became the hallmark of the northernmost theater for many years. In the playbill, the play was called a musical performance in two parts based on the works of Nikolay Pogodin. The author ...

Norilsk pilot buried in Germany

Norilsk pilot buried in Germany

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The original certificate issued for the pilot of the Norilsk NKVD combine, major Verebryusov, stating that he was sent to Berlin on business, was dated July 6, 1945. It has a mark on the departure from Moscow at the end of the month, ...