Kravets street in Talnah first had name Lesnaya

Kravets street in Talnah first had name Lesnaya

February 24, 2022

One of the first Talnah streets stands on the banks of the river of the same name, which, like all northern rivers, winds heavily and overflows in the spring, capturing a wide strip of land with its floodplain.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. City planners decided to push Talnashka in this place, straightening its many bends. The section of the channel along the entire Kravets street was changed.

The street was built among the first ones, and therefore the first kindergarten and the first school in Talnah – No. 25 – appeared on it.

Initially, the street had a completely different name – Lesnaya (Forest), because the windows of its houses looked at the green thickets along the banks.

But in 1989, the executive committee of the Talnakh City Council renamed Lesnaya, naming it in honor of the builder Mikhail Kravets, the first head of the Talnahrudstroy department.

But it seems that naming streets after builders was a bad omen in Norilsk: half of Laureate street was demolished, half of Yugoslav street was not built.

The same happened to Kravets street – the soils on the river oxbow lakes turned out to be an unreliable foundation. Already in the 1980s, four of its five-story buildings were demolished due to threatening deformations. The fifth one was dismantled in 2018.

The first building of school No. 25 also became a ‘victim of soils’: it cracked due to sewage and the students were relocated to other schools. And the building on Lesnaya, 16, was reconstructed, the emergency wing was cut off, and on February 1, 1978, the House of Pioneers and Schoolchildren opened there, now it is the Center for Extracurricular Activities. If you look closely at the building, you can see that the main entrance is located asymmetrically due to the demolished part of the building.

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Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

February 24, 2022

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