Fighting snow in Norilsk began 85 years ago

Fighting snow in Norilsk began 85 years ago

October 05, 2022

In January 1937, the first experimental snow fighting station was created.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Norilsk people, like the Eskimos, have many designations for the unity of the raging wind and snow. Blizzards and snow blasts, drifts and snowstorms: everything falls on Norilsk during the long winter.

Our snowdrifts take on such epic sizes and shapes that the local snow removal services are the only ones in the country who not just clear the roads, but fight the snow: in January 1937, the first experimental snow removal station was created in Norilsk.

The average annual rainfall in the Norilsk region ranges from 200 to 1100 millimeters, and in the area of ​​the Nadezhda metallurgical plant it is many times higher than in Norilsk and even Talnah.

Old photographs clearly show that even at the peak of the USSR development, when Norilsk was considered an elite city, everything was very difficult with snow fighting.

In the History Spot’s previous publication, we told that in 1965 Norilsk and Snezhnogorsk were connected by the “electric river”.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive

October 05, 2022

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