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Description of Bryansk
Bryansk is a city in the Russian Federation, the
administrative center of the Bryansk region; city of regional
importance, that forms the municipality of the city of Bryansk with
the status of the urban district. Located on the western edge of the
Central Russian Upland, on both banks of the Desna River, at the
confluence of the Bolva and Snezheti. Population - 405,723 people.
(2018). On March 25, 2010 by the Decree of the President of the
Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Bryansk was awarded the honorary
title “City of Military Glory”.
Travel Destinations in Bryansk
Administratively, the city is divided into four districts:
Sovetsky - Soviet
1956, Bezhitsky district was an independent city of Bezhitsy. It
partially preserved buildings of the beginning of the XX century in
the Art Nouveau style.
Gagarin Boulevard - a pedestrian street in the historic center of
the city. It goes from the Embankment Square in the direction of the
modern center of the city (Lenin Square, the Dynamo Stadium, Tolstoy
Park), rising up along its entire length.
City building Bezhitsy, st. Institutskaya,
Mansion of the merchant Avraamov.
1 St. Pokrovsky Cathedral, Pokrovskaya Gora, 2.
Built in 1698 on the site of an older wooden church, mentioned in
documents since 1603.
2 Spaso-Grobovskaya Church, Lenin Avenue,
98. Psevdorusskaya church with elements of modern, built in 1904.
3 Vvedenskaya church. The only surviving monument of the Peter and
Paul Monastery, founded, according to legend, as early as the second
half of the 13th century by Bryansk Prince Oleg Romanovich, buried
here around 1289 (the grave was not preserved). Built in 1702-1705,
made in the traditions of Moscow architecture of the seventeenth
century. In 1930 it was partially disassembled, and in the late
1980s it was restored.
4 Mound of
Immortality, Nightingale Central Recreation Park. Monument to the
fallen in the fight against the Nazi invaders, which became one of
the symbols of the city of Bryansk. It is an earthen mound in the
form of a pentahedral hill with a height of 12 meters, which is
crowned by an 18-meter five-pointed star.
5 Monument to the
liberators of Bryansk, pl. Partizan. Established in 1966, later
became one of the unofficial symbols of the city.
Circus. Circus for 1945 places.
Park Museum them. A.K. Tolstoy. In the park under the open sky there
are several dozen wooden sculptures, including a wooden fountain.
Bryansk Museum of Regional Studies, Partizan Square, 6.
Museum of the Tkachev brothers.
Museum D. N. Medvedev.
Bryansk Regional Drama
Theater named after A. Tolstoy, ul. Fokina, d. 26. ☎ +7 (4832)
74-39-38. The oldest theater of the Bryansk region, founded in 1926.
Bryansk regional theater of the young spectator, st. Gorky, 20. ☎ +7
Bryansk Regional Puppet Theater.
Children's and Youth Theater "Adults and Children."
Music Theater "Orpheus".
Cinema "Panorama" (SEC BOOM City).
Cinema «Cinema Club» (Timoskovyh shopping center).
"Paradise Park" (SEC "Mill").
Cinema "Luxor" (SEC "Aero Park").
Concert Hall of the Regional Philharmonic
Concert Hall of the Palace of Culture BMZ.
History of Bryansk
The first written mention of Bryansk was in 1146, in the Hypatian
Codex, as Debryansk (appears variously as Дъбряньск, Дьбряньск, and
in other spellings). Its name is derived from "дъбръ", a Slavic word
for "ditch", "lowland", or "dense woodland"; the area was known for
its dense woods, of which very little remains today. Local
authorities and archaeologists, however, believe that the town had
existed as early as 985 as a fortified settlement on the right bank
of the Desna River.
Bryansk remained poorly attested until
the Mongol invasion of Rus'. It was the northernmost of the Severian
cities in the possession of the Chernigov Rurikids. After Mikhail of
Chernigov was murdered by the Mongols and his capital was destroyed,
his son moved his seat to Bryansk. In 1310, when the Mongols sacked
the town again, it belonged to the Principality of Smolensk.
Algirdas of Lithuania acquired Bryansk through inheritance in 1356
and gave it to his son, Dmitry the Elder. Until the end of the
century, the town was contested between Jogaila, Vytautas,
Švitrigaila, and Yury of Smolensk.
The Grand Duchy of Moscow
conquered Bryansk following the Battle of Vedrosha in 1503. The town
was turned into a fortress which played a major role during the Time
of Troubles. During the Time of Troubles, it was occupied by the
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1610 and remained at Polish hands
as part of Smolensk Voivodeship until the Truce of Deulino in 1634.
Peter the Great incorporated Bryansk into Kiev Governorate, but
Catherine the Great deemed it wise to transfer the town to Oryol
Governorate in 1779. She also promulgated the town's coat of arms.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the economy of Bryansk, which
had become a regional trading center, was based on the Svenskaya
fair, the largest in European Russia. The fair was held annually
under the auspices of the Svensky Monastery. After cannon and
ammunition started to be manufactured there for the Imperial Russian
Navy in 1783, Bryansk evolved from a regional market town into an
important industrial center for metallurgy and textiles. The city's
population exceeded 30,000 by 1917. In 1812 The Grande Army fought
the Russians in Bryansk and in Orel.
To Bryansk by plane
Direct flights to St. Petersburg (3 flights per week)
and Simferopol (1 flight per week and only in summer).
Bryansk Airport (IATA: BZK), p. October, st. Aviators, 1. ☎ +7
Getting there: Located 10 km southwest of
the city. You can get there by bus No. 132B, but only 6 flights a
To Bryansk by train
From Moscow, from the Kievsky railway
station, on the direct train “Ivan Paristy”, or on trains that
transit Bryansk, to settlements in Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria. The
journey takes about 6 hours.
2 Bryansk-Orlovsky (Bryansk I).
The main passenger railway station of the city. Through the station
there are trains in the direction of cities: St. Petersburg, Kaluga,
Moscow, Kiev and also Brest, Gomel.
(Bryansk II). You can get there by buses No. 13, 103 and fixed-route
taxis, heading towards Kovshovka.
To Bryansk by bus
There are bus
connections to Belgorod (1 flight daily, 10 hours), Gomel (2
flights, 6 hours), Kaluga (3 flights, 5 hours 30 minutes), Kursk (3
flights, 5 hours 30 minutes), Moscow (6 flights, 7-8 hours ),
Novozybkov (about 10 flights, 4 hours), Orel (about 10 flights, 3
hours), Tula (1 flight, 8 hours 20 minutes).
4 Bus Station,
st. Peresvet, 1A. ☎ +7 (4832) 41-43-20, +7 (4832) 41-96-04, +7
5 Bus station in Bežice, st. Ulyanova, 56A.
☎ +7 (4832) 51-42-20.
To Bryansk by car
From Moscow on the federal
highway M3 "Ukraine".