Syktyvkar (from Komi-Zyr. - “city on (the river)
Sysol”) - the city (from 1780, until 1930 was called Ust-Sysolsk) of
republican significance in Russia. The capital and administrative
center of the Republic of Komi. Forms urban district "Syktyvkar." In
Syktyvkar there are regional government bodies of the Komi Republic,
territorial structures of federal authorities, headquarters of
regional commercial organizations and public associations. The city
is located on the left bank of the Sysola River. The city has an
airport, train station, bus station.
In 2012, the city took
the 129th place (out of 165) in the rating of attractiveness of the
urban living environment (dwelling) with the index of 26.91. In 2013
- the 128th place with the index of 27.55.
Travel Destinations in Syktyvkar
Orientation Due to the presence of large timber processing
industries, the size of the city is quite large. The remoteness of
the Ezhva district from the central part of the city is more than 10
kilometers down the Vychegda River, in parallel with which
Oktyabrsky Avenue, passing into the Ukhta highway. The central part
of the city is surrounded by so-called. townships, neighborhoods and
suburbs with the interesting historical name of Paris, in the Komi
language - Chovieu, Dyarnos, Vylgort and others; beyond the Vychegda
district is the district.
The central part of the city is the
area bounded by the railway station and routes from the west and
Vychegda in the east. From the south, the natural border is the
airport, and the northern boundary of the city center is blurred and
it can be conditionally held along Pechora Street, then, with the
exception of a couple of megamolls, there will definitely be nothing
The main streets of the city, intersect each
other on a circle with the memorable Monument of Labor Glory:
Communist and October Avenue. The first goes from the railway down
to the main city Stefanovskaya Square, and further down to the
culture park to them. Kirov on the bank of the Vychegda. The main
attractions, museums and theaters are located in the area of two
or three blocks around Stefanovskaya Square. The transverse
Oktyabrsky Avenue contains multiple fewer sights, but it is the most
important transport artery of the city, connecting the city along
its entire length.
Stefanovskaya square. Monument to the letter Ö. St.
Stefan's Cathedral. Monument to Pitirim Sorokin.
National Museum of the Republic of Komi. National Gallery Komi.
Theaters Opera and Ballet Theatre. Republican
Philharmonic. Komi National Theater. Dramatic theater to them.
“Рубликъ” Cinema, 73/6, Kuratova St, ☎ +7 88212 25-70-50, +7
88212 25-70-80. 9.30 – 00.30. A new modern cinema and entertainment
center was opened in Syktyvkar on the 30th of March, 2011. This is
the first entertainment center in the Komi Republic. The cinema is
on the ground floor, and there is an entertainment center on the
first floor. There is also a café on premises. Nearly 6.5 $ - 10$
(200 rub – 300 rub).
History of Syktyvkar
It is believed that there has been a settlement at the city's
present site since at least the 16th century. It was granted city
status by Catherine the Great in 1780, and later became the
administrative center of Komi Autonomous Oblast. It has retained its
position as the Komi capital since that point, although a large
influx of ethnic Russians in the 20th century has actually left the
Komi in a minority there.
The majority of the population were
merchants and peasants. The main occupations of the inhabitants were
agriculture, cattle-breeding, hunting, fishing, and trade.
the beginning of the 20th century, the population had grown to 6,000
people. The Tsarist government made the Komi region a place of
In 1921, Ust-Sysolsk was given the status of
administrative center of the newly formed Komi Autonomous Soviet
Republic. It was renamed as Syktyvkar, which is Komi for "a town on
the Sysola" in 1930, to mark the 150th anniversary of its receipt of
city privileges. In 1936, Syktyvkar became the capital of the Komi
By plane Basically, the most commonly used way to fly to
Syktyvkar are UTair and Aeroflot flights from Moscow or St.
Petersburg. The local airline Komiaviatrans also flies from Moscow
(Domodedovo). There are several regional flights.
interesting feature of Syktyvkar Airport (IATA: SCW) is the unique
location of the latter in the very center of the city, a few blocks
from the main square and main museums and other attractions. If
arrivals do not want to go on foot, the bus station and public
transport stops are located near to the right of the exit, and even
a taxi ride will be cheap.
By train From
Moscow from the Yaroslavl Station by the Vychegda train. Travel time
is a little overnight. Within the city limits are the Ezhva railway
station and the Syktyvkar railway station.