From the Mayak mine, cars drove along the new Norilsk-Talnah highway. True, they crossed Norilskaya river using a pontoon bridge, because although the new bridge was just built that summer, its road part was handed over only by November.
A column of trucks solemnly rolled along Leninsky prospect. The best drivers were behind the wheel, they even competed for the right to deliver the first ore.
Red slogans hung on the cars sides: “The first ore of Talnah is for the Motherland!”, “Our gift for the combine 30th anniversary”, “Glory to the Talnah discoverers!”
In the last issue of the History Spot photo project, we told about why Molodezhny passage received this name.
Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive