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Naryan-Mar

Naryan-Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

Description of Naryan-Mar

Naryan-Mar (nen. Nyaryana Mar, “Red City”) is a city in Russia, the administrative center and the only city in the Nenets Autonomous District. The city is located in the Arctic Circle, located in the lower reaches of the Pechora River, 110 km from the Barents Sea.

The distance from Moscow to Naryan-Mar is 1501 km, from Arkhangelsk to Naryan-Mar is 660 km. The closest railway station is Usinsk, located at a distance of 350 km; you can reach it by land only by the winter road (winter road). In summer, high-speed passenger boats ply from Naryan-Mar to Ust-Tsilma.

 

 

 

History of Naryan-Mar

Industrial development in the area around Naryan-Mar began in 1930, in the course of the first five-year plan of the Soviet Union. The growth of the region was the direct result of the development of the Pechora coalfield and the construction of related industrial infrastructure.

Naryan-Mar was for many years a center of the lumber industry, and possesses several large, and currently defunct, lumber mills. At present, the biggest employer in the town is the petroleum company LUKoil.

The town's importance derives from being the only developed commercial port in an area of several thousand square miles. As a result, Naryan-Mar has a reasonably well developed tourist and hospitality services, with several saunas and hotels. The town also hosts a local museum, a large World War II memorial, an Orthodox church, and a historic district which predates the foundation of the modern city. Sports fishing is also possible in the area.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

Get in
By boat
When the Pechora River is not frozen (mid-July to mid-October), passenger ships run between Pechora, in the Komi Republic and Naryan Mar.

By plane
Flights (rest assured, non-daily) arrive from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Arkhangelsk. Naryan-Mar is served by the Naryan-Mar Airport, which is connected to the town by the 3 kilometres (1.9 mi)-long A-381.

Get around
Naryan-Mar may be the largest town in Nenetsia, but that just is not that big—all that there is to see can be seen easily on foot within an hour or two.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

1 Zapolyarnaya Stolitsa (Заполярная столица), ul. Lenina 33B, ☎ +8 81853 49900, e-mail: info@zsthotel.ru. Newly-built business hotel, and probably the best in town, with nice rooms and on-site restaurant serving hearty Russian cuisine. Rooms from 5400 RUB.
2 67 parallel (Гостиница 67 параллель), Polyarnaya st. 7, ☎ +7 81853 46954, e-mail: 67parallel@inbox.ru. The hotel is located in five minutes of a foot walk from the center of Naryan-Mar – on Polyarnaya Street the house 7. From windows of hotel "67th parallel" the magnificent view to Naryan-Mar opens. The hotel has own parking. Our guests appreciate hotel the high level of service and a convenient arrangement in the city. All most important sights of Naryan-Mar – within walking distance. To the river station and the coast of Big Pechora only five hundred meters. Rooms from 3000RUB.

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips