For the last three seasons, the School of Local History has been working with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund. Three endorsements in a row is an unprecedented case for the foundation.
The grant program has also been drawn up for the next year. Its peculiarity is that the most successful graduates will be able to make the Ph.D. thesis. The work will be supervised by scientists from Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk.
The school is defending diplomas this year. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the work had to be carried out under antivirus quarantine, when most of the lectures and field trips were banned. The organizers conducted lectures online and created a series of virtual tours of the city and the surrounding area.
“We have gathered versatile and interesting material for students”, said Stanislav Stryuchkov, the author and head of the School of Local History project. “If they want to know something about toponymy – they are welcome. If they want to study the history of the railway – it’s also possible. If they are eager to determine the order of work in the archives – we have all the opportunities for this. We will learn about the life and fate of the first geologists who influenced the Norilsk Combine, about the relationship between them and the repressions they were subjected to at that time. And there will be a very interesting report about this”.
Text: Victor Tsaryov, Photo: Larisa and Stanislav Stryuchkov