#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Everyone comes to the LizaAlert volunteer group in Norilsk out of conviction. The desire to help others, especially when it comes to children, is an inner desire for many.
Anastasia Gnatyuk, senior information coordinator of the Krasnoyarsk region LizaAlert squad, believes that each of her colleagues was brought to the squad for different reasons. Personally, she became a LizaAlert member from the need to bring people feasible and in most cases quite real benefits. This spring, the Norilsk woman was awarded the medal For Commonwealth in the Name of Salvation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia.
LizaAlert is a voluntary non-profit public association engaged in the missing people search. The squad was founded on October 2010, when the lizaalert.org website and forum were launched. The organization was named LisaAlert in memory of the missing girl and the English word alert.
There are about 30 different directions in the Norilsk squad, some of which are practiced, as they say, with their feet. Anastasia says that this business requires certain knowledge and skills – you need to know where and how to look, who to turn to for help, what kind of support to provide people, how to use drone operators, cartographers who can map out a specific search.
The territory specificity also lies in hiking in the tundra, where almost everyone who stays in the city in the summer goes. The farthest search by the Norilsk scouts was almost in the very center of Putorana plateau, where the tourist had gone.
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Text: Denis Kozhevnikov, Photo: author and Anastasia Gnatiuk archive