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Description of Solvychegodsk
Solvychegodsk is located in the southern part of
the Arkhangelsk region on the right bank of the Vychegda not far
from its mouth, 25 kilometers northeast of Kotlas and 12 kilometers
Solvychegodsk is included in the list of one
of the most interesting historical cities of the Arkhangelsk region.
It was founded by the Stroganovs of the late 15th century and was
their capital for a long time. Historically an important port on the
shipping Vychegda, due to shipments of salt, which is mined here and
favorable transit position. Later, the place of political exile, the
most famous exile here was Joseph Dzhugashvili (Stalin). Currently,
Solvychegodsk is a quiet balneological resort town with interesting
preserved architectural and temple structures, and a sufficient
number of museums. Recently, the image of Kozma Prutkov’s fictional
hero, whose birthplace was identified as Solvychegodsk, has been
actively used in the life of the city.
attractiveness, Solvychegodsk is not in the best transport
accessibility - the city is separated from the main roads by a
river. In general, visitors to the city appear as clients of the
sanatorium, as a result of car runs or rare excursions from
neighboring cities, the most important of which, from the point of
view of tourists, is the Great Ustyug. You should not come here in
the offseason, it is unlikely mud and slush, as well as the
unreliable work of the ferry will be better than the ice crossing
and fabulous winter views of the Russian north or summer expanses of
Vychegda and forest gifts.
Travel Destination in Solvychegodsk
Blagoveshchensky cathedral. It was the
home church of the Stroganovs family, now the building houses a
local history museum. You can climb the bell tower.
The tomb of the Stroganovs (in the chapel at the Annunciation
Mineral spring and lake (near the Blagoveshchensk
City buildings of the XIX century, along the streets
of Lenin and Sovetskaya.
Pyankov House, Lenin str., 19.
House, st. Volodarsky, 6.
Miracle of George
struggle with the serpent.
Memorial stone in honor of Kozma
Solvychegodsk was founded in the 14th century on the shores of
Lake Solyonoye. The town was known as Usolsk in the 15th century.
Anikey Stroganov (1488–1570) opened salterns in 1515, which later
become a huge industry, and started the Stroganov family fortune. In
the 16th–17th centuries, Solvychegodsk was a big commercial,
handicraft, and cultural hub of Northern Russia. It was especially
famous for its enamel industry. Solvychegodsk was captured and
looted by Polish-Lithuanian vagabonds, the Lisowczycy, on January
22, 1613. In 1796, the town became a part of Vologda Governorate. It
was also known as a place of political exile. In 1937, Solvychegodsk
was transferred to the jurisdiction of Arkhangelsk Oblast.
Joseph Stalin was exiled here for seven months after being arrested
by the Okhrana in April 1909 and for another seventeen months in