We are in Norilsk, a mining town situated in Siberia, 400 km north of the Polar Circle. With its 170,000 inhabitants, it is the biggest town in the Far North. The town, its mines and its steelworks were constructed by prisoners of the Gulag. 60% of the population is involved in industry. Norilsk is the seventh most polluted town in the world. The average temperature is -10°, and can go as low as -55° in the height of winter. All these elements make life in Norilsk particularly unique.
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