The famous Krasnoyarsk bike traveler Vladimir Chernikov and his colleague from the Russian Geographical Society Dmitry Semenov discovered an old English steam engine in the Siberian taiga in the Sukhobuzimsky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
"This rarity is almost the only material evidence of the" gold rush "in the Yenisei province of the mid-19th century. Our searches were crowned with success only the third time, since the initial information about the location of the locomobile was very vague. I sent photos of the steam engine we found to my colleagues from the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain, who help us in clarifying the circumstances of the appearance of this steam engine at the Kuzeevsk gold mines, "said Vladimir Vasilyevich.
According to the traveler, it is planned to take the find out of the taiga and place it in the local history museum of the village of Sukhobuzimskoye. The initiative of the members of the Russian Geographical Society has already been supported by the regional administration.
"Unfortunately, I have not seen expositions dedicated to the Yenisei gold rush in any Siberian museum. There is only just gold mining. But the role of the latter in the development of the country's economy was enormous. Few people know, but stimulated this process … Napoleon Bonaparte, so how the 1st Patriotic War unleashed by him and the need for money forced the Russian emperor Alexander I to return "mountain freedom." g. ", - says Vladimir Chernikov.