Mainly, the people who came to the North at that time wanted to combine their lives with Dikson, with the Arctic. The polar explorer's job was very prestigious. The state paid attention to
the development of the Arctic. The people were sure in their future: they had the jobs (as a rule interesting ones), the salaries (as a rule, deserving ones), accommodations (as a rule, communal at first, but then their own detached flats) and friends (as a rule, reliable ones).
Lots of young people founded families right here, the birth rate on Dikson was higher than in average in the country. The families with two or three children were not rare. The level of education of Dikson people was much higher than the average in the country too: by the number of specialists with high and secondary professional education we were outrunning any city of
the country. Leningrad Arctic College, Liningrad Engineering Sea School, institutes and colleges of Hydromet were the main producers of the young specialists onto Dikson. The graduates of air and military colleges considered to be an honour to get work in the Arctic. The personnel departments were full up with
the letters from the specialists who wanted to come to work here. The best from the best were chosen. So people went here in search of some romance and on the other hand to prove, to test themselves. Of course, in chasing after easy money too. Some of them (the very little part) went to the North for a really temporal period of time, just to save up for a car, a flat and so on. As a rule, they didn't hide that, economized everything right up to food... But the attitude to such temporaries was appropriate: they weren't loved, but at the same time weren't despised, they practically didn't have friends. During definite years they fulfilled their task and went away. But nevertheless there used to be more romance and more support of the state.