There were no trainers at that time, instead of them – canvas shoes and ballet slippers. Expanders with crossbars at a price of 15 rubles for men, and gymnastic sets and flying saucer sports simulators for women. The latter – a metal pancake – can still be found in the Norilsk residents’ apartments.
In addition to selling equipment for athletes and tourists, Olimpian also put customers into the line for purchasing the biggest deficit – cars. That queue, taking into account the numerous beneficiaries, was years long.
In the History Spot photo project’s previous publication, we said that Norilsk air ticket offices looked like in the last century.
Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch and Norilsk people’s archives