Boris Kolesnikov was most titled Norilsk citizen

Boris Kolesnikov was most titled Norilsk citizen

March 31, 2022

Boris Kolesnikov, an honorary citizen of Norilsk, was the director of the Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine from 1973 to 1988 - 15 years, a record for this position.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The years of Kolesnikov’s management of the combine are called the golden era. Under him, the Talnah concentrating plant and the Kureyskaya hydroelectric power station were launched, the combine’s transition to gas was completed, and the Octyabrsky and Taimyrsky mines were put into operation. Under Kolesnikov, Vanyukov furnaces and year-round navigation were introduced.

But the Kolesnikov’s main brainchild is the Nadezhda metallurgical plant (NMP), the pride of the industry and the most modern and powerful enterprise of those years.

Boris Kolesnikov accepted the golden key at the ceremonial delivery of the first stage of Nadezhda in 1981.

On July 14, 2003, the Nadezhda metallurgical plant was named after Boris Kolesnikov. The assignment proposal was put forward in March 2003 at a conference of the labor collective – shortly after Kolesnikov’s death on March 5. The Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel approved the idea.

The following year, on October 16, 2004, during the celebration of the NMP’s 25th anniversary, a memorial plaque to Boris Kolesnikov was opened in the lobby of the plant’s administrative building. Its author was Roman Kravchyshyn.

The second plate appeared in December 2014 on the building where Kolesnikov lived for a long time – Leninsky prospect, 5 (with Talnah department store in the ground floor), in honor of the 80th anniversary of Krasnoyarsk region.

The third memorial plaque to Boris Kolesnikov was installed on the facade of another house on the main avenue – No. 11. He lived there from 1976 to 1988. This commemorative plaque is decorated with Kolesnikov high relief portrait.

Kayerkan grammar school No. 11 bears the name of Boris Kolesnikov today.

In the last issue of the History Spot photo project we told that in 1965 the first Talnah ore was a gift to Norilsk.

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Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

March 31, 2022

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