Photo: Collection archives / Norilsk Nickel
In Krasnoyarsk the state art Museum named after Surikov from 13 July to 5 August will host the exhibition “History of Russia in photographs. Norilsk”. This was reported on the website of the company “Norilsk Nickel”, which participated in the organization of the event together with the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum.
The exposition will feature about 130 photographs from the collection of the Museum “Moscow House of photography” archives “Norilsk Nickel” and unique albums of the NKVD from the State archive of Russia. The authors of many of the images are contemporary photographers Gregory Yaroshenko and Ivan Mikhailov, as well as the classic Soviet photos of Vsevolod Tarasevich.
Visitors to the exhibition will trace the history of origin and development of unique industrial city, located three hundred kilometers North of the Arctic circle, one of the northernmost cities in the world. The display will show as in 1920-ies under the guidance of renowned geologist Nikolai Urvantsev started geological studies of ore deposits of the Taimyr Peninsula, in the 1930s construction began on the Norilsk combine, one of the largest and most complex in the era of Stalin’s industrialization because of the distance from the “mainland” and severe climatic conditions.
Some unique photographs of prewar and wartime history of the plant: the first production in 1939, its export via the Northern sea route, the use of Norilsk Nickel in the manufacture of heavy-duty armored alloys for heavy equipment, and ultra-light structures for military aircraft.
The photo exhibition was a gift to the residents of the region on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Norilsk and the celebration of the company that “Nornikel” will celebrate this year on 15 July.
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