Sysert, Russia

Sysert is a city (since 1946) in Russia, the administrative center of the Sysertsky district as an administrative-territorial unit and the center of the Sysertsky urban district as a municipal formation of the Sverdlovsk region, Russia.

The city is located on the Sysert River, in the southern part of the Sverdlovsk Region, 43 km south of Yekaterinburg. Within the city, the Sysert river forms a vast Sysert pond, which continues to the west and south outside the city. The city is home to the Bessonov mountain peak. Near Sysert is a branch of the federal highway M5 "Ural" from Chelyabinsk to Yekaterinburg. The railway station Turbinnaya (exclusively for freight traffic) is connected by a railway line for industrial purposes with the station Sysert in the direction of Yekaterinburg - Verkhniy Ufaley - Chelyabinsk.



Mount Bessonova (Besenovka, Bezsonova, Bessonova, Bessonnaya, Besa as the locals call it) with a cast-iron Orthodox cross on top is one of the symbols of the city;
Orthodox 12-meter, 23-ton cast-iron cross on the top of Mount Bessonov. Installed on August 29, 2001 as a gift from the Uralgidromash plant in honor of the 270th anniversary of Sysert.
Sysert Museum of Local History in the building of the Main Administration of the Sysert Mining District (1779);
Memorial house-museum of P. P. Bazhov, where P. P. Bazhov was born;
Monument to the heroes of the Civil War;
In the historical center of the city, a complex of workshops of the Sysert plant (1847-1900) has been preserved;
Cathedral of Simeon and Anna (1788), the former building of the "digital" school (1735);
6 km west of Sysert is Talkov Kamen - a small lake (32 m deep) with rocks surrounding it on the site of a former talc quarry. The sides of the quarry are composed of greenish-white layered talc stone.
“Summer at the Factory” is a seasonal cluster on the territory of the old Turchaninov-Solomirsky Factory, which was founded in 1732 by Wilhelm de Gennin and received a new life in 2020.
Natural park Bazhov places in the Sysert city district.
Monument to Alexei Turchaninov. Installed in 2021 during a large-scale reconstruction of the historical center of the city, carried out as part of the national project "Housing and urban environment"



Sysert is a hydronym, the origin of which is not completely clear. According to one of the versions, it comes from the Komi-Zyryan "si" - "hair", "sort" - "river valley with a thick spruce forest", that is, "a river with a narrow forested valley." Clarification: hydronym, but the origin is quite transparent, if we remember the Permian Komi language. "Sysert" most likely comes from two words - "syv" (thawed) and "syort" (valley, floodplain), which when added means "thawed valley", "thawed floodplain". It is not surprising that the Talitsa River is not so far from Sysert.



The Sysert workers' settlement arose in 1732 as a settlement at an iron-making plant on the Sysert River opened by order of V. de Gennin. In 1759 the plant was sold to A.F. Turchaninov. During the Pugachev uprising, the plant was able to fight off the attack of the detachment of Ivan Beloborodov.

On January 15 (27), 1879, the Russian writer P.P.Bazhov was born in Sysert.

The plant was owned by the Turchaninov-Solomirsky dynasty of plant owners until 1912. In 1912, one of the most significant strikes in the Urals took place at the plant, which Lenin wrote about in his article "Strikes of the Metal Workers" in 1912.

In November 1925, the Sysert plant (together with ancillary production) was transferred to the concession of the British company "Lena Goldfields Limited" for a period of 50 years. However, in the summer of 1930, they left the plant, not fulfilling their obligations to the Soviet state.

Until 1932 the village of Sysert (a working village since 1928) was called the Sysert Plant.

10/31/1946 - By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, the working village of Sysert was transformed into a city of regional subordination.

04/05/1950 - By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, the settlement of Verkhnyaya Sysert was separated from the city limits of Sysert and assigned to the category of workers' settlements.

On February 1, 1963, the city of Sysert was included in the Sysert industrial region.

The modern city line was established on December 27, 2004.



The city is located on the Sysert River, in the southern part of the Sverdlovsk region, 43 kilometers south of Yekaterinburg. Within the city, the Sysert River forms a vast Sysert Pond, which continues to the west and south outside the city. Mount Bessonova is located within the city. The area of the city is 20 km². Coordinates: 56°30′00″ s. sh. 60°49′00″ E d.

Near Sysert there is a branch of the federal highway M5 "Ural" from Chelyabinsk to Yekaterinburg. Freight railway station Turbinnaya is connected by a branch line for industrial purposes with the Sysert station in the direction of Yekaterinburg - Verkhny Ufaley - Chelyabinsk.

Relative to Moscow time, the time zone has a constant offset of +2 hours and is designated in Russia as MSK +2, respectively.


Local government

Sysert, as well as 37 rural-type settlements subordinate to the city, form the municipality Sysert urban district. The urban district includes all territories and settlements of the Sysert district, except for the city of Aramili, the settlement of the same name and the settlement of Svetly, which form a separate Aramil urban district. The head of the Sysert urban district is Niskovskikh Dmitry Andreevich.



The turnover of organizations in the Sysert urban district (full circle) for 2021 amounted to 32,073.5 million rubles, or 83.1% compared to the same period last year.

The main enterprises of the city of Sysert:
LLC "Sysert Porcelain Factory";
OJSC "Uralgidromash";
LLC Izvest Sysert;
LLC "ATOM Cement";
OOO "Metallkomplekt";
LLC Chistogorie;
OOO Technosila.
LLC "Tonus"

Despite the weak development of industry, the relative economic prosperity and population growth of the city are supported by two factors: good land around the city provides agriculture. The picturesque area with coniferous forests around the Sysert River and the Sysert Reservoir contribute to the active growth of cottage settlements and recreation centers around the city and the buying up of land and the construction of expensive cottages by wealthy residents of Yekaterinburg.

Sysert Porcelain Factory
Since 1977, the city of Sysert has been known as one of the centers of porcelain production in Russia and the largest porcelain production in the Urals, and Sysert porcelain is one of the brands of the Urals and all of Russia. The craft arose in the middle of the 20th century on the basis of the Sysert pottery and local traditions of artistic painting. Porcelain products are produced at the Sysert Porcelain Factory. The shape, style and painting of products are completely based on national traditional ceramics, primarily on the centuries-old experience of local craftsmen: their idea of beauty is expressed in rounded, clear outlines of objects, in brushstroke painting, which is clearly preferred.

The Sysert Porcelain Factory was founded in 1960 on the basis of an artel for the production of ceramics. In 1970, the plant acquired its own unique style of painting household utensils Ural House painting - the compositional motif "Sysert Rose". The plant produces vases, dishes, figurines and souvenirs. Now the priority direction for the plant has become the production of church iconostases from faience. Sysert iconostases adorn the churches of Verkhoturye, Nevyansk, Yekaterinburg and other cities of the Urals.

Sysert is a city in the Sverdlovsk region, known for a large number of attractions - museums, historical monuments and ancient temples. It is also the birthplace of the outstanding writer Pavel Bazhov.