Male nudes Nazarovsky coal mine cats Food Mikhail Baryshnikov Wrangel island celeryinstagram Men in Russian art Dasha
Best male nudes in Russian art Meet the cats serving on a Russian cruise ship

Russian Megafactories: Nazarovsky mine, the perfect setting for Mad Max

Yellow sands, clear skies and gigantic machines: Welcome to Nazarovsky coal mine outside Krasnoyarsk, a Siberian replica of the Mad Max wasteland.
By Alexey Mosko, RBTH
Nazarovsky coal mine
Scroll down to see more

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

Nazarovsky coal mine is one of the biggest deposits of the Kansk-Achinsk coal basin spread around Krasnoyarsk, the largest city in Eastern Siberia.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

The mines around Krasnoyarsk began to mushroom during the Stalin-era industrialization.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

Today the Kansk-Achinsk coal basin produces more than 40 mln tons of brown coal per year consumed mainly by regional thermal stations.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

Coal extraction at Nazarovsky mine is relatively hard. The deposits lie 70 meters under the ground.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

The bucket-wheel excavator TAKRAF SRs(K)-4000 that extracts coal at Nazarovsky mine looks really tremendous. It's the biggest machine of its kind in Russia.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

48 meters high, it makes heavy trucks look like toy cars. Its total weight is 9800 tons, more than the Eiffel Tower.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

The giant wheel operates 24 buckets with a maximum capacity of 20 cubic meters.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

Since its establishment in 1951, miners have extracted around 45 mln tons of coal.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

The estimated coal reserves are approximately 210 mln tons.
Nazarovsky coal mine

SLAVA STEPANOV / GELIO

Almost all the coal is consumed by the nearby Nazarovskaya thermal station. The extracted coal is delivered by railway.

Read more

+
Like us on Facebook