This city has changed in a matter of several years. In fact no pictures, no videos, no words convey the atmosphere of Norilsk. One needs to be there to feel it. The picture becomes full only at the symbiosis of light, colors, landscape, people’s eyes and many other things…
Landing in Norilsk.
These are not clouds…
At the lake.
Here a lawn was planted by activists but it never grew.
“Caution! Wild lawn!”
Norilsk Drama Theater.
The building of the city court.
Resembles Pripyat, doesn’t it?
Streets look empty.
Rent of apartments – 500 dollars monthly, anyone?
The Norilsk Golgotha – the memorial of political repression victims located at the place of the former cemetery where Norilsk labor camp prisoners were buried in unnamed graves. There were Lithuanians, Russians, Estonians, Poles, Jews among them. At that cemetery since 1935 to 1956 there were buried many thousands of killed, starved to death people and those who could not stand unbearable labour conditions. In general the Norillag labor camp had over 500 thousand of political prisoners who built the city Norilsk and the Norisk plant.
Monument to the Poles.
The first stone the city began from.
That fog is the product of non-ferrous metals.
View of the city.