27 June 2015
Norilsk is the northernmost city in Siberia, also known as the “Wild East” of Russia. The thermometer shows -72 degrees Celsius and everything covered in snow and squared buildings dominate everywhere in the city.
What makes impression on the visitor’s Norilsk is the total absence of trees from the city. The reason? Excessive environmental pollution does not allow the flourishing trees and plants in the area!
The highest sulfur dioxide emissions across the globe have been recorded here and the lack of greenery is mainly due to the toxic rain poisons released into the air each year because of large production of minerals in the region.
In one of the most inhospitable world cities, where cars travel on the rivers (!) And milk sold in “bricks”, the lack of trees completes the scene and greatly increases the … bleakness – Weather and soul!
Gray buildings dominate the landscape, covered with dark snow (!) -due Pollution;, with 175,000 residents every day give an uneven and fierce battle with both the cold and the pollution for their survival.