It was an unbelievable luck that on Septermber 7th, 2010, the crew of the plane carrying 72 passengers on board, managed to make an emergency landing on an abandoned runway near Izhma Village. Since then, the lucky Tu-154 has been called 'a miracle of Izhma'.
The company 'ALROSA', the second largest dimond-mining company in the world, which owns the plane, did not leave it in taiga but spent over 20 million rubles (65o thousand dollars) to restore it and make 'the lucky aircraft' fly again.
Ust-Ilimsk Hydropower Plant is one of the largest hydropower plants in Russia and the 14th most powerful hydropower plant of the world. This plant symbolizes the courage and hard work of the Soviet people. The highest tempo of construction fell on a period lasted since 1963 till 1980. The first thing that was built, was a builders' tent. These are some photos taken in the local history museum. In the picture: 'If you are a Komsomol member, prove it with your deeds!' '' 'Registration in the Book of Honor' certificate. Komsomol Certificate. Poster calling for a speeded-up tempo of work. Let's go back to the hydropower plant. Its average annual power production is 21
billion kw/h. The dam has a hight of 100 meters. Some part of the electricity it produces goes to the wood-chemical and aluminium production factories of the region. It has no navigation passes. The road to the power plant is a favorite place of school-leavers. These are views of the old city. This is a bridge which connects the two parts of Ust-Ilimsk. In the distance you can see another enterprise built in the time of the soviet Union. It is a timber-processing complex. t Location: Ust-Ilimsk via gavailer