Chance of a better life
Tukhard was established as a temporary residence for shift workers producing gas in the area in 1970s, and the development of the village did not provide for the creation of any infrastructure.
Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel, which operates in the area, has now offered residents the opportunity to choose a better life.
In mid-October, the village hosted consultations between inhabitants, international experts, representatives of the indigenous peoples of Taimyr, local authorities, and representatives of Norilsk Nickel.
People are offered several options, including moving to new homes about 1.5 kilometres away from their current homes. The option of moving to other villages in Taimyr, including the centre of the region – the village of Dudinka – was also proposed.