Arctic discoveries happen in 21st century

Arctic discoveries happen in 21st century

July 29, 2021

The Zapolyarny Vestnik newspaper and the Nornickel corporate magazine were first about the Norilsk residents' expeditions to the Arctic, the Norilsk Expeditionary Club (NEC).

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Later, the media of St. Petersburg and Murmansk joined the newspaper and the magazine. The findings of enthusiastic researchers aroused the interest of specialists, to whom the club members turned for an expert assessment.

In the first reconnaissance campaign in 2005, the president of the club, Yury Veselyansky, a driller at Norilskgeology, surveyed the section of the Taimyr coast from Cape Papanin to Cape Amundsen. Moreover, he found, in particular, the wreckage of a ship that could have been Rusanov’s Hercules.

The team of the next expedition consisted of three members of the club, including the very famous and beloved correspondent of the local television studio, Yegor Tulnovsky. This time, too, there were finds of historical value.

Even in the first campaign, Yury Veselyansky took care of the preservation of the Amundsen observatory remains. In the next expedition, its participants drew attention to the deplorable state of Hariton Laptev’s winter quarters. Through their research, they hoped to preserve the traces of the discoverers on the peninsula.

In 2008, Veselyansky and Tulnovsky traveled in the company of like-minded people, just as they were doing research in Taimyr. By that time, the NEC members assigned the name of Vladilen Troitsky to their club and actively collaborated with his son, hydrograph Sergey Troitsky.

In the last issue of the History spot photo project, we talked about the opening of a Polish memorial at Norilsk Golgotha: the monument was erected with the personal savings of Polish citizen Jerzy Biyak.

For other issues of our photo project about the history of the city and the combine, go to the History spot section.

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Text: Valentina Vachaeva, Photo: Norilsk Expeditionary Club archive

July 29, 2021

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