Important objects built for important state dates

Important objects built for important state dates

February 17, 2022

For many years, our country celebrated Vladimir Lenin’s birth - April 22 was celebrated as a holiday. Accordingly, people gave numerous gifts to the Motherland.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. And Norilsk was no exception. In different years, the commissioning of a variety of objects was planned for that day.

So, on April 22, 1952, the first buyers entered the central department store on Gvardeiskaya square. It was still nameless, it was named Talnah only 11 years later.

In 1964, for the first time, the state flag was raised over the new building of the city executive committee, now it is the municipal government hall. On the same day, the first cultural center, the Younost (eng.: Youth) club, was opened in Talnah.

On April 22, 1965, the first underground explosion thundered at the first mine – Mayak – in Talnah, and the first tons of associated gangue ore came from its 175th horizon.

April 22, 1970 – on the centenary of the leader – the first hockey players took to the ice of the Arctica sports palace. The skating rink was not yet completed, the deficiencies continued to be eliminated during the year after the holiday.

An even more epochal event was timed to the same day – the filling of the Ust-Hantai hydroelectric power station reservoir began.

In 1974, the next gift was the supermarket No. 1 on Metallurgists square. Those self-service stores were a new form of trade, analogous to today’s supermarkets.

Another gift – at the close of Lenin’s anniversaries celebration – on April 20, 1987: the builders handed over the library at Solnechny passage, 2, designed for 40 thousand storage units.

In the last issue of the History Spot photo project, we told the story of the Eastern Line, which is now Talnahskaya street.

Follow us on TelegramInstagram Facebook and Twitter.

Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

February 17, 2022

All rights reserved ©️ THIS IS TAIMYR online media, 2020-2023

If quoting in whole or in part, a reference to the This is Taimyr is required. The editors are not responsible for the information contained in advertisements. The editors do not provide reference information. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. The mass media registration number is ЭЛ No. ФС 77 - 79414 dated 02.11.2020, valid. Distributed in Russian Federation and foreign countries.

Founder: Severny Gorod Media Company LLC, 663300, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk, Komsomolskaya st., 33a.

Chief editor: Natalia N. Popova

This site uses cookies and services to collect technical visitor data (IP address data, etc.) to ensure performance and improve the service quality. By continuing to use our site, you automatically agree to the use of these technologies: