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First Norilsk stores had no names

First Norilsk stores had no names

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. However, from the mid-1960s, Norilsk stores began to receive their own names. For example, in 1961 in the center of Leninsky prospect under construction, at house No. 28, a grocery store No. 31 was opened. Signs Food and Bakery appeared above its entrance group ...

80 million cubic meters of snow fall in Norilsk during winter

80 million cubic meters of snow fall in Norilsk during winter

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Snow trenches were 15–20 meters high. The city residents tried to cover them with wood to get covered galleries, but that did not help either. Colossal funds were spent on cleaning from drifts. During the winter, emergency work was carried out 15–17 times. In January 1937, ...

Norilsk had its own travel and excursion bureau

Norilsk had its own travel and excursion bureau

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Norilsk bureau consisted of two departments: the travel department, which dealt with trips to other cities of the Soviet Union, and the excursion department, which took citizens and guests to inspect Norilsk and the environs. The big sightseeing bus tour told about Norilsk yesterday, ...

First Norilsk ambulance was horse-drawn

First Norilsk ambulance was horse-drawn

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. An ambulance station in Norilsk appeared on February 1, 1939. It was organized at an outpatient clinic for civilians. There were only five people on the staff: a doctor, two paramedics, a nurse and a ‘technical staff’ - a driver who was in ...

69 Parallel was most creatively decorated restaurant in Norilsk

69 Parallel was most creatively decorated restaurant in Norilsk

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the early 1960s, there was an ordinary dining room in the premises of the restaurant, loved by the Norilsk people. Above its entrance, a slogan ran: “Our generation will live in communism!” But soon the dining room was transformed into a cafe Molodyozhnoye, ...

Norilsk held first beauty contest in 1989

Norilsk held first beauty contest in 1989

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The initiator of the first beauty contest in Norilsk in 1989 was the city Komsomol committee, and the money was given by a cooperative society with the self-explanatory name Sponsor. 68 beauties came to the podium, which was specially installed in the Arctica sports palace, ...

Jewelry store opened in Norilsk instead of monument

Jewelry store opened in Norilsk instead of monument

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the early 1960s, when the current Ordzhonikidze street was being built in Norilsk, the square with the turning circle at its beginning was also planned to be named after the people's commissar of Heavy Industry. Today it is an unnamed intersection of Ordzhonikidze, ...

In 1976 restaurant collapsed in Kayerkan

In 1976 restaurant collapsed in Kayerkan

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In 1963, between Shkolnaya and Stroitelnaya streets, a three-storey canteen shop was built. The building housed a grocery store, cooking and dining rooms. The site became the main object of social and cultural life: weddings were celebrated ther, and veterans were seen off to retirement. The ...

Norilsk residents sent felt boots, sugar and meat to mainland

Norilsk residents sent felt boots, sugar and meat to mainland

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In Dudinka, a forwarding point was organized, where correspondence and parcels were accumulated. The staff included a freight forwarder who accompanied mail from Norilsk to Dudinka and back, as well as two registrars and the head of the post office. All of them were ...