Adventures of Moscow journalists in Norilsk

  • The Bely Mishka (Polar Bear) educational center was established in Norilsk with support of the Arctic Development Project Office. The center will teach first- and second-grade school students how important it is to preserve polar bears
  • The center will use VR and AR technologies. An open lesson was held for journalists where they were offered the chance to try out VR glasses
  • The journalists visited the Krasnye Kamni eco trail. The improvement of the trail is scheduled to be completed next year
  • Activists attracted volunteers to clean the trail
  • They installed navigation signs
  • Activists tried to clean graffiti off the cliffs, but didn’t have enough time to finish this during the warm season. They plan to continue next year
  • It is planned to hold climbers’ exhibition shows here in the future
  • The eco trail is 4.5-km-long
  • There are plans to install benches, modern garbage bins and information sign posts along the trail
  • Journalists visited Dudinka and got to know some of the traditions of the indigenous northern people
  • At the city museum of regional history they were told about local indigenous people, their customs, traditions and rites
  • Journalists examined the carcass of Zhenya the little mammoth found in 2012 on the Taymyr Peninsula
  • Journalists tried their hand at bone carving
  • Clothes of indigenous northern people
  • Taymyr People’s Art Center workers
  • Representatives of the small indigenous northern people
  • The Bely Mishka (Polar Bear) educational center was established in Norilsk with support of the Arctic Development Project Office. The center will teach first- and second-grade school students how important it is to preserve polar bears
  • The center will use VR and AR technologies. An open lesson was held for journalists where they were offered the chance to try out VR glasses
  • The journalists visited the Krasnye Kamni eco trail. The improvement of the trail is scheduled to be completed next year
  • Activists attracted volunteers to clean the trail
  • They installed navigation signs
  • Activists tried to clean graffiti off the cliffs, but didn’t have enough time to finish this during the warm season. They plan to continue next year
  • It is planned to hold climbers’ exhibition shows here in the future
  • The eco trail is 4.5-km-long
  • There are plans to install benches, modern garbage bins and information sign posts along the trail
  • Journalists visited Dudinka and got to know some of the traditions of the indigenous northern people
  • At the city museum of regional history they were told about local indigenous people, their customs, traditions and rites
  • Journalists examined the carcass of Zhenya the little mammoth found in 2012 on the Taymyr Peninsula
  • Journalists tried their hand at bone carving
  • Clothes of indigenous northern people
  • Taymyr People’s Art Center workers
  • Representatives of the small indigenous northern people
Margarita Shrayner
The Bely Mishka (Polar Bear) educational center was established in Norilsk with support of the Arctic Development Project Office. The center will teach first- and second-grade school students how important it is to preserve polar bears

On October 2–5, 10 Moscow journalists visited Norilsk and Dudinka as part of their media tour to meet with locals, feel the northern climate and take part in the indigenous northern peoples’ rites. The media tour was organized by the Arctic Development Project Office expert center.