Taymyr is a large peninsula located in the very North of Russia. Welcome to get to know the life of this remote spot a bit.
Local History Museum of Taymyr is always ready to present the key moments of the peninsula’s history and everyday life.
Meeting Russians with a local prince.
Dog near the sledge.
Dogs always meant a lot for the local people.
Shop of a Siberian merchant.
“Khariton Laptev’s map of Taymyr peninsula. 1743”, “the Arctic ocean”
“Northern Sea Route”
Weather ballon launch.
Astrotracker which allows to define the plane course according to the Sun, Moon, planets and stars.
Red point – a moving propaganda and educational point to fight illiteracy and spread Soviet authority in Tundra.
Propaganda in Tundra.
“Norillag” was a Corrective Labor Camp in Norilsk.
“Nordvik” had been a settlement in Nordvik bay till 1948 when all the citizens were taken away as coal, oil and salt deposits were difficult to develop at that time.
Objects from Nordvik.
World War II materials.
Scrummy Northern sea delicacies.
“Sprat, sturgeon, ling”
“Smelt fish and Siberian white salmon”
“Burbot, pollan, smelt fish”
Let’s now have a look how modern Taymyr lives.
There is always a lot of snow here so sedans are not at all respected. Such heavy all-terrain vehicles are pretty useful.
Work is always in a full swing in the port.