of 3

History spot

Norilsk most “postcard” views survived to our days

Norilsk most “postcard” views survived to our days

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Pionerskaya and Sevastopolskaya streets shared the title of the first streets of the new Norilsk, along with the first real “city” house. This three-story building was built on the corner of these streets, and each one took one wing for itself. According to legend, ...

Our heroine is Kirov street

Our heroine is Kirov street

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. There are classic designer Stalin buildings, and typical Hrushchev buildings, and nine-story panel buildings, and high-rise “candles”, and the comfortable K-69 series, and “elite-monolithic” mansions. And in the courtyards there was room for small-apartment block-of-flats. Such urban diversity is presented only here - on ...

Pushkin street’s tales

Pushkin street’s tales

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. At the mouth of our Pushkin street, on the site of the current Yenisey store, they first wanted to build a library and a club, and decorate the building’s main portico with a bronze Pushkin. This is apparently where the street’s name came from. The ...

Trade is progress’s engine

Trade is progress’s engine

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Norilsk residents who left, remembering the years of life in the Arctic, always say kind words about trade and catering. In Norilsk abundance, of course, a special, polar supply played an important role, and in addition, its own well-developed food industry. Already in the 1950s, ...

Culture buildings meant much for Norilsk residents

Culture buildings meant much for Norilsk residents

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR.  Komsomolskaya square, according to the first general plans, should have looked completely different. There were simply no plans to build either the Lenin Cinema building or the Palace of Culture on it. But there should have been the main entrance to Komsomolsky park on ...

First high-rise buildings in Norilsk were long-term projects

First high-rise buildings in Norilsk were long-term projects

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR.  Octyabrskaya square is perhaps the most beautiful place in Norilsk, literally “postcard” one. The facade of the new city, the “lobby” for receiving guests and the showcase of socialism in the Arctic - such problems were solved by the authors-architects of this square: Nepokoychitsky, ...

Can you recognize places in old photographs?

Can you recognize places in old photographs?

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR.  This photo shows the first “real” multi-story building built in the modern part of Norilsk. It began to be built in 1941. In this photo there are no streets around it yet, but it would give birth to them. Since the building was a ...

Look how Norilsk most recognizable street changed

Look how Norilsk most recognizable street changed

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR.  Grocery store No. 8 The name “Leninsky prospect” appeared on the city map only at the end of 1961. Before that, it was called Stalin avenue, and the section from Octyabrskaya to Gvardeyskaya square was Ordzhonikidze street. By 1961, the main Norilsk road ended right ...

Time machine: Norilsk shops

Time machine: Norilsk shops

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. This ‘time machine’ will transport us through several decades. And let's start with the first, largest and most beautiful stores in the city. Yenisey supermarket. On February 20, 1953, the Norilskorg department head issued an order to create the first large grocery store in the ...