12 History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal


The place you see in the picture used to be a metallurgical plant in the past. It is located in the city of Nizhny Tagil and currently represents history frozen in the metal. The plant is located on a huge area and contains several workshops, blast furnaces, and a huge surrounding territory.


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The plant was built in 1975. It expanded its production in the time of the USSR where they manufactured iron and ferrous metal. The plant was closed in 1989. They made ferrous metal in the workshop seen in the picture which is well-preserved till now. The furnaces are not used in modern industry anymore.

Blast-furnace plant is another interesting place that can't be missed due to its huge and high furnaces. The plant is colored orange. Solid fuel and ore were transferred to the furnaces with special mechanisms. Then metal underwent temperature processing. And finally they obtained ferrous metal placed into special containers.

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12 Responses to “History Frozen In the Metal”

  1. mandez says:

    Build in 1975 or in 1875??

  2. (r)evolutionist says:

    Socialist might devolved to capitalist flight (to cheaper lands).

  3. 99darkness99 says:

    1875, of course. Looks too steampunk for the 1975

    • Fred Johnson says:

      Haha! Nah, socialist evolved into capitalist because socialist can’t afford to keep running non-profitable plant.

      That’s a theme you see here here again and again. Governemnt decides to put something here, even though it can’t afford it, and it doesn’t make any money. But they keep it running, losing money all the time.

      Then BOOM! Reality sets in, and you know what? Wow! We just can’t keep that stupid plant running! It makes NO MONEY!!! We only put it there because Stalin wanted it there! (maybe to make money for his brother in law or what ever).

      This is why the old soviet union collapsed! The kept building stuff that made no money! Paying people, slaves wages, and it STILL made no money! Once they took, absolutely every single dime, from absolutely everybody, they finally had to shut it down anyway. Because there was NO REASON FOR IT TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

      The glory of capitalism, is if there’s no reason to put a plant there, it won’t go there. It’ll go where it’ll make money. And once it stops making money, it’ll go somewhere else. Keep the government out of it. they have NO business being there anyway!

      (now, what’s the point of raping your people, your workers? There IS no point! Governemnt will rape their workers all day long, because they can, they can do it and get away with it, because they have the guns! the private companies can’t rape their workers, because they’ll quit, or won’t work hard. No, they have to BE NICE to their workers to get any work out of them. Your precious socialist government doesn’t have to be nice to them, history proves it, over and over again.)
      Socialism, marxism, communism, SUCKS!

      • Tiger says:

        Amen to that…Socialism looks good on paper, but the reality looks like these pics above.

      • Mummeli says:

        But still, after all that, they could make abit of money out of it – by selling all that junk, iron and steel, to some junkyard – but they decide not to, and just let it rust, and try to forget it.

  4. Tiger says:

    The idea with the greenhouse is actually not bad, since the whole are is importing vegetables from other areas at a high price.

  5. Rostit says:

    I worked at this site from 1923-1929. I quit when they refused to buy new computers in 1930.

  6. timoulete says:

    nice photos ! real metal ambiance here, would be great to visit

  7. Fred Johnson says:

    Would have been a great post, if you could have found some old photo’s to show it in operation.

    But seriously, 1975? NINETEEN seventy five? Surely you’re thinking at least 1875.

  8. Ricardo says:

    Amazing!!! I would only like to make a brief comment on the picture you said “Fused iron was placed into special bowls”. That bowl, actually is a slag pot. It is a pot used to put the slag generated during the melting process that needs to be separeted from the molten metal.

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