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Solvychegodsk

Solvychegodsk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 from Koryazhma.

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.

Despite its 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

Church architecture
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.
Vvedensky Cathedral (1690)
Resurrection Church

Civil architecture
The tomb of the Stroganovs (in the chapel at the Annunciation Cathedral).
Mineral spring and lake (near the Blagoveshchensk cathedral).
City buildings of the XIX century, along the streets of Lenin and Sovetskaya.
Pyankov House, Lenin str., 19.
Ionov House, st. Volodarsky, 6.

Monuments
Miracle of George struggle with the serpent.
Memorial stone in honor of Kozma Prutkov.

 

 

History Solvychegodsk

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 1911.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips