Monuments to Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians have been renovated at the Norilsk Golgotha memorial complex. It is also planned to restore the monument to the Poles.
The renovation of the memorial is carried out annually: last year, the Last Gate monument was restored, as well as the chapel which was painted inside and out.
Anvar Nizamutdinov, deputy director of the city housing and communal services department, says that the memorial complex is a significant place, that is why such a respecting towards it.
“The territory is under snow for most of the year, and after melting, the monuments need to be tinted, the reinforced concrete structures should be restored. Guests of the city and Norilsk residents often come here, it is important to make the memorial look worthy”, he said.
During this August, builders restored monuments to Estonians, Lithuanians, and Latvians, replaced the path network with new tiles, arranged a path to the Japanese memorial, and also replaced part of the fencing of the complex. The work was completed in mid-September.
The local contractor, employed under the municipal contract, completed a larger amount of work than planned. Next year, work will take place on the monument to the Poles, the central and largest one in the memorial complex.
“Every year, traces of rust appear on it after the rains and melting snow. We cleaned and tinted it this year, but rust quickly reappears. Next year, we want to cover the base of the monument with frost-resistant and anti-corrosion paint”, Anvar Nizamutdinov said.
Text: Maria Sokolova, Photo: Irina Yarinskaya