The Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation has become host to the grand opening the multimedia exposition Russian North: Riches of Taimyr. The exposition showcases all the riches of the Taimyr peninsula: its diverse nature, mineral resources, and the main treasure, namely, people who live and work in the Arctic North.
Chairwoman of the Council of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matvienko; Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State-Building. Andrei Klishas; Head Specialist from the Taimyr Dolgan Nenets Administration Culture Office, Nadezhda Timoshenko; as well as other dignitaries including senators and public figures.
The exhibition at the Council of the Federation is interactive: visitors can view photos and films with beautiful landscapes, white mountain peaks and transparent lakes, and learn detailed information about the area’s natural resources: extraction volumes and available reserves. Taimyr sits in the top five Russian regions in terms of reserves of mineral resources: PGMs, gold, diamonds, nickel, copper, rhodium, niobium, coal, as well as explored oil, gas and gas-condensate deposits. Geologists estimate that as little as 25% of the peninsula has been explored. The Russian North: Riches of Taimyr exhibition was sponsored and supported by MMC Norilsk Nickel, a major mining house of the region.