• A monument to the Arctic Explorer Urvantseva established in Norilsk

  • In Norilsk, a monument to Arctic Explorer Nicholas Urvantseva. About it reported in a press-service of the company "Norilsk Nickel".

    A monument was erected in the Park of the Museum of Norilsk. The height of the bronze sculpture 2.5 meters, its weight is five tons. The author is Alexander Rukavishnikov.

    The initiative to install the monument was made by the citizens. They announced the collection of funds and in five years has raised more than two million rubles, another three million rubles allocated "Nornikel".

    "The company remembers and honors the heroic story of the formation of the city and Norilsk combine, paying tribute to the memory of the people who did", — said the Director of the polar division of "Norilsk Nickel" on regional policy and corporate projects Vyacheslav Shchukin during the opening ceremony.

    Urvantsev — scientist-geologist, the discoverer of deposits of copper-Nickel ores, whose name is associated with the birth and development of Norilsk. Thanks Urvantseva in the Arctic appeared mining and metallurgical plant, which is successfully working and developing on the territory of Taimyr.

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