For many Norilsk is a city of mystery: the distant and unfamiliar. It is not surprising that his life has acquired numerous myths, from which the layman "mainland" is sometimes strongly rounded eyes. Below are the most popular ones. And let's face it, what is true and what is not.
It is a myth, but very relative. Winter in these parts lasts 9 months, from mid-September to mid-may. However, the cold, amounting at times to the level of -50 °C feels different. For example, -25 °C you can meet a man on the street, with an appetite eating ice cream.
It's true. In a Blizzard, visibility on the street, sometimes drastically, and standard signs on the houses just not visible. But to wander around in this weather on the yards in search of your dwelling can be just unsafe. Due to the large numbers on the houses to navigate easier.
It really is. Along with new York and Moscow, Norilsk never sleep. On the streets there are always people. But the main difference is that these people — workers. The plant operates around the clock (three shifts), so always either someone on it goes, or has already returned. Thanks to this, you can go for a walk at any time of the day and feel quite safe.
But this is a myth. A long-standing opinion that favorite dish of all Norilsk — venison, which get very simple. Yes, and photos of local residents with deer that appear on the Internet. However, these animals are not found. They are specially imported from the tundra to the holiday Big Argish. And delivered by helicopter.
It is rather a myth. It is clear that life in the harsh climate leaves its mark. However, and this reveals the soul of the inhabitants of Norilsk. You can go to any shop to warm up and you will never be kicked.
On the street you will approach and will definitely let everyone know if you noticed on your face for signs of frostbite. And a completely normal thing when strangers to each other people crossing the street, arm in arm, as in a Blizzard it easier. At first glance, hard Norilsk very responsive and they are not alien to the spirit.