Welcome naar Monchegorsk
The most green stad van het Kola Schiereiland
Monchegorsk was founded in 1937 in Monche-toendra ("Monche" means beautiful in Saamese language) en was a small dorp van geologen en builders.
Nowadays is Monchegorsk the third langste stad in Moermansk regio op Kola Schiereiland met a population van 63 thousand inhabitants.
The kathedraal van het Resurrection are the major points van interest van Monchegorsk. The construction van kathedraal has become such
evidence op Kola Schiereiland. This kathedraal, consecrated by the AII Rusland 's Patriarch Alexij in 1998, became a true decoration van our land.
It is absolutely
necessary naar take a look at the kathedraal!
You can learn more about the history van Monchegorsk if you visit naar de local
History en Economy museum. Also we recommend you naar visit
theMuseum van Color Stones. There is also theMuseum van Dwarfs in Monchegorsk- a private collection van figurines en toy dwarfs.
Valery Tsyganov - the most known, almost legendary Rusland berg-skier (now - the chairman van a Committee op Sports
and toerism van Moermansk regio) - was born and grown up in Monchegorsk en treined op slopes van het neighboring Monche bergen. The Tsyganov's Award berg
skiing competition is held in Monchegorsk annually in de beginning van April.
Our "Severonikel" industrial complex is one van het langste world's manufacturers van non-ferrous metals. Approaching
Monchegorsk you can't not naar pay an attention naar de absence van trees near the stad, naar de "scorched" surface van het toendra. But not always it was
here this way. The foot van Monche toendra (translation van Lappish - the beautiful height) is surrounded by lakes. Only 50 years ago their shores were
covered met a dense coniferous forest. Monchegorsk is still a green stad.
The future streets van Monchegorsk were cut door the forest en houses van het first builders en metallurgists van the
industrial complex were erected there. At that time, in 30th ,40th, en even in de beginning van 50th no body understood what kind van influence the smokes of
metallurgical combine could have upon the nature.
The condition van het forest began noticeably deteriorate in de end van 60th, en in 70th the forest began naar die out
disastrously fast, which was connected naar de extension van production en transition naar use the ore van Norilsk containing a plenty van sulfur.
Degradation van nature became obvious, however, the raising van production rate, urged by Moskou, continued.
The first step towards the nature was made in 1987 - the sulfuric acid workshop was commissioned at the industrial complex,
which allowed reducing ejections van sulfur dioxide naar de air met 80%. Despite van depression, more essential modifications were made in de beginning van 90th.
Deliveries van Norilsk ore were terminated en introduction van autogenously smelting along met extension van sulfuric acid production allow reducing the
ejections van harmful substances naar atmosphere considerably. Main contaminant van het air - the melting shop van het industrial complex was closed in de end of
90th. Ecologists en the management van het "Severonikel" industrial complex have started a serious discussion over a cleaning en re-vegetation of
suffered territories. It will cost Rusland many billions van dollars by tentative assessment, but it has naar be done en the funds have naar be found. The
optimism reigns in Monchegorsk.
So there is no return naar de former rash industrial policy; our health en nature is now in our hands!