Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

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.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Meeting Russians with a local prince.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Dog near the sledge.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Dogs always meant a lot for the local people.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Shop of a Siberian merchant.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

“Khariton Laptev’s map of Taymyr peninsula. 1743”, “the Arctic ocean”

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

“Northern Sea Route”

Remote Life In Taymyr

Weather ballon launch.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Polar aviation.

“USSR”

Remote Life In Taymyr

Astrotracker which allows to define the plane course according to the Sun, Moon, planets and stars.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Red point – a moving propaganda and educational point to fight illiteracy and spread Soviet authority in Tundra.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Propaganda in Tundra.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

“Norillag” was a Corrective Labor Camp in Norilsk.

Remote Life In Taymyr

“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.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Objects from Nordvik.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

World War II materials.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Scrummy Northern sea delicacies.

“Sprat, sturgeon, ling”

Remote Life In Taymyr

“Smelt fish and Siberian white salmon”

Remote Life In Taymyr

“Burbot, pollan, smelt fish”

Remote Life In Taymyr

Post-war interior.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Remote Life In Taymyr

Let’s now have a look how modern Taymyr lives.

“Taymyr”

Remote Life In Taymyr

There is always a lot of snow here so sedans are not at all respected. Such heavy all-terrain vehicles are pretty useful.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Local sportscar.

Remote Life In Taymyr

Work is always in a full swing in the port.

Remote Life In Taymyr

9 thoughts on “Remote Life In Taymyr”

  1. That’s a pretty impressive museum for such an isolated or remote location. The displays seem to be well-lit and presented in a professional manner.

    I wonder if the port was ever used to deliver war supplies from the west during WWII for some of the factories built further south but east of the Urals. Maybe it’s too far east.

    I also liked the snowmobile “monument.” Good sense of humor by someone.

    • Me too! I saw that dog’s big eyes and snout and wondered what sort of genetic experiment the Soviets had been up to in the region. . . I’d hate to run into that dog at night.

    • Ditto that. I thought it was a good looking dog, but really creepy for some reason.

      Those cranes look like they’re about ready to get up and walk away.

      I’m sure this is a nice place if you’re used to it. But dang, that’s one heck of a lot of snow!

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