Snezhnogorsk could have another name

On May 17, 1963, the first builders arrived on the banks of the Hantaika river, where the Ust-Hantaiskaya hydroelectric power station construction was to begin - eight people in all.

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Alcohol prohibited at Ust-Hantai hydroelectric power station construction

Alcohol prohibited at Ust-Hantai hydroelectric power station construction

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the year of its birth - 1963 - all the settlers lived in a tent city and the first wintering began with almost no electricity. According to the first snow mountaineers’ recollections, the first winter was especially difficult - tents, potbelly stoves, the temperature ...

Norilsk swimming pool was first world Arctic one

Norilsk swimming pool was first world Arctic one

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. It was an attempt to provide citizens in the Arctic with the same level of comfort as in the mainland. And one of the signs of such an oasis among the snows was to be the first pool in the world's Arctic. 15 years of ...

40 years ago Kayerkan and Talnah became cities

40 years ago Kayerkan and Talnah became cities

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. At that time, about 25 and 50 thousand people lived in Kayerkan and Talnah, respectively. A year later, the city of Kayerkan surpassed the district center Dudinka in terms of population. In 1982, a supermarket, a canteen for 300 people, a polyclinic, a gym, an ...

Norilsk residential buildings rarely got electricity in 1940s

Norilsk residential buildings rarely got electricity in 1940s

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The department was supposed to manage the power plant operation - two years before that, in July 1936, a central power station (CPS-1) had been launched in Norilsk from five locomobiles with a capacity of 250 kW. In addition, the department was in charge of ...

DITR was first culture center in Norilsk

DITR was first culture center in Norilsk

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The house of engineering and technical workers and the best Stahanovetses (best workers named in honor of Alexey Stahanov – most resultative worker in the USSR) - the famous DITR - opened on November 1, 1942. It was built on the main street of ...

Norilsksnab head became Dzhigarhanyan character prototype

Norilsksnab head became Dzhigarhanyan character prototype

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. He arrived in Norilsk in March 1943 as the chief engineer of the Spetsstroy office. Participated in the construction of unique structures: from the dam on Dolgoye lake, which raised the water level in the lake, and the wooden conduit from the Norilskaya river ...

Norilsk sport organized together with Norilsk combine

Norilsk sport organized together with Norilsk combine

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. One of the first orders of the Norilskstroy head, Vladimir Matveev, read: “... in order to introduce physical culture and develop shooting sports, organize a department of the Dynamo sports society”. It was the Dynamo time of Norilsk sports. In 1942, the construction of the ...

BOKMO gyms name is abbreviation

BOKMO gyms name is abbreviation

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. This abbreviation stood for ‘service block of the youth hostel complex’, that is, those gyms were built next to typical nine-story buildings, where young people were massively accommodated. But, for example, in Norilsk this abbreviation was transformed into a proper name and now it ...

Ol-Gul ski base named after lakes

Ol-Gul ski base named after lakes

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In those days, there were over 20 tourist bases in the Norilsk vicinity. Some of them worked year-round and even rented skis, but they could not provide full-fledged training there. In the 1970s, Norilsk decided to build a new full-fledged shelter for skiers. In search ...