Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Russia: Norilsk

This card is from the very north of Russia. Norilsk (russian: Нори́льск) is the world's northernmost city with more than 100,000 inhabitants and the second largest city (after Murmansk) inside the Arctic Circle. Nickel ore is smelted on site at Norilsk. The smelting is directly responsible for severe pollution, generally acid rain and smog. The Blacksmith Institute included Norilsk in its 2013 list of the ten most polluted places on Earth.



Stamps:
left: Russian Kremlins Definitives: Kazan Kremlin (2,00 RUB) (from a set of twelve) - Issued: 01-10-2009
mid: Russian Kremlins Definitives: Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin (4,00 RUB) (from a set of twelve) - Issued: 01-10-2009
right: Bombers. For the 125th Birth Anniversary of A.N. Tupolev: Ту-95 (20p) - Issued: 13-08-13


♁ 69° 20′ N, 88° 13′ O

No comments:

Post a Comment