In 1930 elections nearly disrupted Norilsk construction

In 1930 elections nearly disrupted Norilsk construction

June 19, 2023

The Norilskstroy authorities asked the Taimyr Elections Committee for help.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. An interesting document was written in 1930 by the management of Norilskstroy. At that time, the transport issue was solved in winter with the help of reindeer teams, which delivered goods from Dudinka.

But in December 1930, due to the election campaign for council deputies, Norilskstroy had to release its native workers for their personal participation in the elections.

An important point was the fact that none of the Russians knew how to drive reindeer teams, and there was no one to replace the reindeer herders.

Due to their exceptional position, Norilskstroy turned to the Taimyr District Committee:

“Under such conditions, it is quite obvious that the recall of native workers to participate in the elections will completely stop the work of reindeer transport, disrupt the entire plan of our transportation. The Norilskstroy authorities consider it its duty to petition for the retention of all native workers at work… “

In the History Spot’s previous publication, we talked about how acute the housing problem was at the dawn of the Norilsk construction.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

June 19, 2023

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