Norillag Victims monument returned to museum square

Norillag Victims monument returned to museum square

September 13, 2021

The restoration work is being completed.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. A female figure, embedded in the masonry, with a wreath of woven hands, symbolizes the uprising in the Norillag forced labor camp of 1953.

The monument authors of the, erected in the museum square in 2004, are Elena Arsenyeva, at that time the chief specialist of the city architecture department, her colleague (and sister) Lada Davydenko and the sculptor from Ossetia Soslan Baskayev. The project became the winner of the competition, in which there were nine applicants.

For seventeen years, the bronze stele cracked at the seams, the pedestal faced with marble tiles collapsed.

A team of craftsmen, led by Kirill Ermolayev, took part in the monument restoration. According to the construction company owner, the sense of responsibility for the city in which he himself had lived for three decades prompted him to take on that job:

“The structure had to be disassembled, parts cleaned and welded again. We were very lucky with the welder Andrey Korneyev. No one else could handle this job”.

Today the sculpture is in its place again.

Earlier we talked about the fact that Norilsk and Tula are preparing to celebrate the centenary of Sergey Shcheglov-Norilsky, one of the first builders of the northern city, writer and former Norillag prisoner.

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Text: Valentina Vachayeva, Photo: Olga Zaderyaka and the Norilsk Museum

September 13, 2021

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