Dudinka called northern Moscow

Dudinka called northern Moscow

August 07, 2023

Art Seasons continue in the capital of Taimyr (0+).

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On the World’s Indigenous Peoples Day eve, the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore invites citizens and the territory guests to an event dedicated to the Dudinka city history from its foundation to the present day.

At the lecture From the Yasak Wintering to the Capital of Taimyr, museum visitors will learn who and why built the winter hut on the Dudinka river in the 17th century, why Dudinka was called northern Moscow, and how the seaport changed the city.

“356 years is a serious age for a settlement”, museum specialists say. “During its existence, the purpose of Dudinka has changed more than once. It was a yasak wintering, a fishing wintering, a merchant village, a camp for political prisoners and, finally, a port city and the capital of Taimyr. Behind each individual name there is a whole era, which can be studied for an infinitely long time and about which we can also talk endlessly”.

The meeting will be held on August 9 as part of the Art Seasons in Taimyr grant project. The idea was supported in the grant competition of Norilsk Nickel’s charitable program World of New Opportunities.

Earlier, we told you when and how the World’s Indigenous Peoples Day will be held in Dudinka and what archaeological finds had been added to the collections of the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore. We also wrote that ancient amber 160 million years old was found in Taimyr.

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Text: Marina Horoshevskaya, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko and Denis Kozhevnikov

August 07, 2023

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