Photo: press-service “Norilsk Nickel”
In Krasnoyarsk the state art Museum named after Surikov was opened the exhibition “History of Russia in photographs. Norilsk”, organized by the “Norilsk Nickel” and the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum. It will last until 5 August. About it “lente.ru” has informed a press-service of the mining company.
The exhibition includes approximately 130 images 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 pictures is a classic of the Soviet photo essay Vsevolod Tarasevich, as well as contemporary photographers Gregory Yaroshenko and Ivan Mikhailov.
A selection of images illustrates the history of origin and development of Norilsk. The exhibition presents photographs of geological research of ore deposits of the Taimyr Peninsula under the leadership of geologist Nikolai Urvantsev in the 1920-ies, the beginning of the construction of the Norilsk combine in the 1930s, 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.
“Today we all find ourselves in the period of industrialization of the country, when we are all filled with pride, gave the first Nickel and has strengthened the armor of our tanks that reached Berlin,” — said Vice-President on interaction with public authorities and management “Norilsk Nickel” Vladislav Gasumyanov the opening.
“This is amazing pictures, even I see some of them for the first time, because some of these negatives produced, including from previously classified objects. This is a unique event for us, for the Krasnoyarsk region,” — said the Chairman of Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk Krai Dmitry Sviridov.
The mayor of Krasnoyarsk Sergey Eremin has underlined the role of Norilsk Nickel as a liaison between Krasnoyarsk and Norilsk. “On the territory of our region there are two powerful molecules, Krasnoyarsk and Norilsk. And the relationship between them provides a “Nickel” — a reliable bridge between our own cities,” he said.
The exposition was a gift to the residents of the Krasnoyarsk territory for the 65th anniversary of the city of Norilsk and to the Day of the company “Norilsk Nickel”.
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