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Syktyvkar

Syktyvkar

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Syktyvkar

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 interesting.

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.

Museums
National Museum of the Republic of Komi.
National Gallery Komi.

Theaters
Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Republican Philharmonic.
Komi National Theater.
Dramatic theater to them. V. Savina

 

“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.

By the beginning of the 20th century, the population had grown to 6,000 people. The Tsarist government made the Komi region a place of political exile.

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 ASSR.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

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.

An 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.

1 Airport.

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.

2 Railway station.

 

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