#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Two new buses, purchased by the Nornickel company under the program to support the indigenous peoples of Taimyr, will be easy to recognize among the rest: they were decorated with drawings of the children’s competition winners timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the municipal district.
Six winners were selected from more than 30 works by children from school №1, whose families are engaged in reindeer herding in the Tuhard tundra. One of them was 12-year-old Diana Silkina. She has been studying at a children’s art school for two years and, when she grows up, she will become either a designer or an artist.
“I put my memories into the drawing. I live in the tundra, where I help my parents: sometimes I collect berries and firewood. I draw at home, and in the tundra too – with coals on a cardboard. We have deer, there are many of them. I have my favorite one, and I drew it. I am glad that the bus with my drawing will travel around the city. I haven’t told my parents about it yet, they will be glad too”, the girl shared.
As noted by Anfisa Nikiforova, head of the Nornickel Polar Division direction for work with indigenous minorities of the North, the initiator of the competition, which became the first of its kind for Dudinka, was initiated by the Association of Indigenous Minorities of Taimyr.
“In 2020, the Nornickel’s program to assist in the socio-economic development of Taimyr was approved. 41 events are being implemented under this program today. Buying buses is one of them. The amount of support is eight million rubles. By the way, the drawings were not included in the program: this is an additional event initiated by the association. The guys drew their inner world: they live and study in the city, but all their thoughts are about their home, about the tundra, all their imagination is reflected on these buses”, explained Anfisa Nikiforova.
Buses will be on the line very soon.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev