#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The first passengers were the Oganer builders. At first, there were only seven trips per day, but when new buildings began to populate, the number of buses also increased.
The first seven residential Oganer buildings and the necessary infrastructure (a heating substation, engineering networks and treatment facilities, a grocery store, a school, a kindergarten and a housing office, which represented all Oganer’s authorities at once) were commissioned at the end of 1992.
On February 20, 1993, a historic tea party took place there: in a family atmosphere, the first new residents were solemnly handed the keys, and the housing office head received a symbolic key to Oganer.
In 1992, when it was already necessary to issue warrants to the first Oganer residents, the street names were given in the satellite area. Valkovskaya Street became a continuation of the highway connecting Norilsk with Talnah. Now it has only two houses: a school and a grocery store. Yugoslavskaya Street, named after the foreign hospital builders, survived Yugoslavia itself.
In the last issue of the History Spot photo project, we told about gas fields.
Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive