#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The head of the Nornickel Polar Division’s department for work with indigenous peoples of the North Anfisa Nikiforova, on behalf of the company, presented the much-awaited gifts – the keys to apartments in six new houses – to those who needed a new housing.
The standard houses have four rooms. One large room with the window is located immediately at the entrance, from it you can get into the kitchen with a stove and a water heater and two living rooms. The house itself is placed high on piles, which is one of the determining characteristics for the northern conditions. The prefabricated house is made of the most modern materials and equipment – wall panels, multi -chamber plastic windows, metal doors and stoves, plastic pipes and an aluminum heating system.
One of the new house happy owners Svetlana Mirnyh says that she and her three children could only dream of such housing. After getting the keys, she went to look at her apartment. Having entered the house, Svetlana imagined where she would put furniture, where the children would settle, how she would arrange the space.
“My previous apartment was in a semi-detached house. There was only one room in it, it became cold in it, the floor sagged, the windows got crooked, I didn’t have the possible to repair it, because our building materials are very expensive as they are brought from the mainland”, says Svetlana.
New houses are prefabricated structures designed specifically for delivery and erecting in remote settlements. This time, at the expense of the company, eight new houses were built: two of them – in the village of Ust-Avam and six – in Volochanka. Candidates for settlement were determined by municipal authorities from among large families in need, emergency houses residents.
“Now in Dudinka there is another batch of new houses. They will be delivered to Volochanka and Ust-Avam. Next year, seven new owners will celebrate the housewarming in these villages. Nornickel operates on the indigenous small peoples’ territory and does everything possible to improve their life quality”, says Anfisa Nikiforova.
Text: Denis Kozhevnikov, photo: Denis Kozhevnikov