Russia travel blog | All about Russia in English

TAG | Norilsk city

Norilsk, with a population of more than 175,000 people, is located in the Arctic Circle. It is ranked seventh in the list of the most polluted cities in the world. About 60 percent of its population is employed in the metallurgical industry.

Elena Chernyshova, a Russian documentary photographer based in France, lived in Norilsk for a few months photographing the life of the city.

Life in Norilsk city, Russia, photo 1

pretty harsh place for life

Tags: 

Norilsk is a city located in the north of Krasnoyarsk region, south of the Taimyr Peninsula, about 90 km east of the Yenisei River. Norilsk is the second largest city in the world (after Murmansk) located within the Polar Circle.

It is one of the most environmentally polluted cities in the world. Environmental hazard for the population of Norilsk and its surrounding areas is determined by one of the world’s largest mining and, at the same time, metal-producing plants. Photos by Stepanov Slava

June in Norilsk, Russia, photo 1

unique northern city

Tags: 

“Norilsk Nickel” is the largest in Russia and one of the largest companies in the world for the production of precious and base metals.

Polar division of the enterprise is located in the Norilsk industrial district on the Taimyr Peninsula in the Krasnoyarsk region, which lies entirely within the Arctic Circle.

"Norilsk Nickel" - mining and smelting company, Russia photo 1

(more…)

Tags: 

Norilsk is a city located in northern part of Krasnoyarsk krai, about 90 km east of the Yenisei River. It is one of the most polluted cities in the world.

Environmental hazard for the population of the city and its surrounding areas is caused by the work of one of the world’s largest mining and, simultaneously, metal making plants.

Deserted industrial outskirts of Norilsk, Russia view 1

(more…)

Tags:  · ·