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History spot

Norilsk hosted distinguished guests on its 35th anniversary

Norilsk hosted distinguished guests on its 35th anniversary

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The USSR future president’s cortege stopped in Kayerkan, visited Nadezhda, visited the third supermarket, where a rich assortment was provided, talked with Norilsk residents on the site in front of the Karat store. Later, Gorbachev would call this trip a ‘headache’ and write in ...

In 1983 Norilsk shone on big screens and drawing boards

In 1983 Norilsk shone on big screens and drawing boards

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The leading role in To the Friends was played by a former Norilsk resident, film actor Alexander Solovyov. The film was shot in the summer of 1982 on the city streets, in cafes, even in the roasting shop of the Nickel plant. Back in 1983, ...

In 1978 polar navigation in Taimyr became year-round

In 1978 polar navigation in Taimyr became year-round

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Construction continued, the main one was the giant Nadezhda plant. The first city guest in 1978 was again the USSR Council of Ministers chairman Alexey Kosygin. He came for the second time, ten years after his first visit. He came not to congratulate, but ...

1973 marked Norilsk city status’s 20th anniversary

1973 marked Norilsk city status’s 20th anniversary

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The construction was difficult, simultaneously with the design and development of technological regimes. Along with the new plant, new people came to the city - builders, foreign specialists, and the level of domestic and cultural services was growing rapidly. In 1973, every resident of Norilsk received ...

Norilsk combine gasification era began in 1968

Norilsk combine gasification era began in 1968

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On that day, the Ministry of Gas Industry of the USSR issued an order on measures to prepare for the construction of the Messoyaha-Norilsk gas pipeline and the development of gas fields in the Ust-Yenisey depression. The same order created the management of Zapolyaryegaz, ...

1963 was Norilsk transport sector development year

1963 was Norilsk transport sector development year

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the same summer, the construction of the Norilsk-Talnah highway was completed, and for the first time the banks of the Norilka river were connected by a temporary pontoon bridge. Already at the end of June, the first five lorries passed along 44 pontoons ...

Norilsk celebrated its first five-year anniversary in 1958

Norilsk celebrated its first five-year anniversary in 1958

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The city stood at a crossroads at that time: without new rich ores, without mastering the methodology of building on frozen soils, a dead end awaited it. Fortunately, the changes were not long in coming. Firstly, on October 8, 1958, an order was signed on ...

70 years ago Norilsk became city

70 years ago Norilsk became city

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The camp settlement overnight became a free city. It was waiting for change, freedom and rehabilitation. But changes do not happen overnight, immediately after the signing of documents. And therefore, in the summer of 1953 Norilsk uprising happened, which was raised by the camp ...

Vocational school No. 4 was created in Norilsk in 1957

Vocational school No. 4 was created in Norilsk in 1957

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In 1958, the school prepared the first graduation group - 37 overhead and gantry crane operators. At first, the school worked in the building of the Norilsk technical school on 50 years of October street. In 1966, it got its own building on Pavlov street. The ...