Gabbro-diabase block installed in Norilsk center in 1966

Gabbro-diabase block installed in Norilsk center in 1966

July 23, 2021

Gabbro-diabase appeared on Gvardeyskaya square because the Komsomol organization of Norilsk got the order.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The idea came from two Komsomol secretaries: Igor Aristov from Norilsk and Oleg Kolesnichenko from Krasnoyarsk.

Gabbro-diabase appeared on Guards Square

The ceremony of opening the stone with the promise to build in its place ‘an obelisk that always reminds of the heroic deeds of the Norilsk people who conquered the tundra, who created our city and combine’ took place in the spirit of the times: with an orchestra and pioneers.

The idea to install gabbro-diabase came from Igor Aristov from Norilsk and Oleg Kolesnichenko from Krasnoyarsk

The guests from the capital who presented the Order of the Red Banner of Labor to the Norilsk Komsomol were satisfied. The promised monument appeared only last year – 54 years later. The historical gabbro-diabase, which had been lying in the center of Gvardeiskaya square for more than half a century, has also become its component.

The stone was decorated with a tablet promising to build a monument in its place

In the last issue of the History spot photo project, we talked about the fact that the Norilsk drama theater would celebrate two anniversaries this year.

The historical gabbro-diabase has been lying in the center of Gvardeyskaya Square for more than half a century

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: Nornickel Polar Division archive

July 23, 2021

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