Another settlement was planned in Talnah suburbs

Another settlement was planned in Talnah suburbs

October 25, 2022

In 1971, demographers predicted that by the year 2000 there would be 200 000 people living in Big Norilsk. In reality, already in the 1980s, there were even more of Norilsk residents.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Given this growth in the population of Big Norilsk, the authorities in the 1970s were looking for a new place for another satellite city.

They considered different options, but the village of Taimyr seemed to be the most promising.

The designers stopped at the site behind the Harayelah reservoir, six kilometers south of Talnah.

That place was on the shore of an artificial lake, far from the factory pipes.

As the Gornyak newspaper wrote at the time, on both sides of the wide boulevard they were going to build high-rise buildings of at least nine floors with shops, canteens and cafes:

“The settlement is designed for 35 000 residents, but the so-called free planning structure will allow it to increase the number of residents if necessary. The Taimyr village residents will be the Talnah miners.

In the History Spot’s previous publication, we told about the Valyok health care center, which was opened for workers to rest ‘on-the-job’.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive

October 25, 2022

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