Arkhangelsk Oblast

What is Arkhangelsk Oblast known for?


culture architecture

% are unaffiliated generic Christians, 1% adheres to other Orthodox Churches, 1% adheres to Slavic Rodnovery (Rodnovery) (Slavic Neopaganism). In addition, 32% of the population deems itself to be "spiritual but not religious", 16% is atheist (atheism), and 17.9% follows other religions or did not give an answer to the question. Arts and culture Architecture File:Lyadiny1.jpg thumb


difficult work

and Arkhangelsk countryside, mostly black and white, was particularly stable against cold climate in Northern Russia and eventually spread well beyond the Arkhangelsk Region. The Mezen horses, bred in the Mezen River valley, are rather small but suitable for difficult work and easily survive cold winters. ref name "GSE">


distinct population

область url http: bse.sci-lib.com article074044.html publisher Great Soviet Encyclopedia The Arctic islands including Novaya Zemlya and Franz Joseph Land are mountainous with glaciers and eternally snow-covered. This region has a genetically distinct population of polar bears associated with the Barents Sea area. C. Michael Hogan (2008) ''Polar Bear: Ursus maritimus'', Globaltwitcher.com, ed


main historical

, and this is why most of the ancient (as well as the modern) settlements were located into the main river valleys. The main historical areas of the Arkhangelsk region were Poonezhye ( commons:category:Arkhangelsk Oblast wikipedia:Arkhangelsk Oblast


stone architectural

уникальные деревянные церковь и колокольня из храмового комплекса date May 6, 2013 publisher ITAR TASS accessdate 6 May 2013 The oblast preserves some of the best stone architectural ensembles in Russia. The ensemble of the Solovetsky Monastery (founded 1436, the earliest surviving buildings stem from the 16th century) has been designated as the World Heritage. The town of Kargopol contains a number of white-stone churches, the earliest of which, the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ (Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ (Kargopol)), originates from 1552. The Presentation Church (Presentation Church (Solvychegodsk)) (1688–1712) in Solvychegodsk is an acclaimed baroque masterpiece and one of the five surviving Stroganov baroque churches (Stroganovs#Origins). Two of the towns in the oblast – Kargopol and Solvychegodsk – are classified as historical towns by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, which implies certain restrictions on construction in their historical centers. commons:category:Arkhangelsk Oblast wikipedia:Arkhangelsk Oblast


famous wooden

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beautiful wooden

. The only alpine skiing place in the Oblast. * Antonievo-Siysky Monastery - a beautiful lakefront monastery near Yemetsk. * Kiy Island—an uninhabited island in the White Sea that is a popular tourist destination for its disbanded Kiysky Monastery * Permogorye - a Northern Dvina's riverside village on the road from Arkhangelsk to Kotlas, famous for a beautiful wooden church and local handicraft. * Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, large polar archipelagos in the Barents Sea which are included in Arkhangelsk Oblast but populated mainly by military forces, are very hardly reachable for foreign travellers and even for Russian visitors. Novaya Zemlya was the main Soviet nuclear testing polygon. * Narrow-gauge railroads - lost in taiga, they are partly abandoned, and partly operated by timber producers. Often constructed by prisoners, started to operate in Stalin's Gulag times. Going deeper into taiga, it's possible to find abandoned gulag locations and even small unpopulated towns. Understand thumb 350 px Wooden bird of happiness in Pomorye (File:Wooden bird of happiness.jpg) Locally called Pomorye, Arkhangelsk Oblast is a very large region (about the same size as France) in the Russian north. Sparsely populated (1.5 million for all this area), it is filled with taiga, beautiful lakes, wide rivers, and wast swamps. The nature is kin to Finland, especially its subpolar part. Most famous destinations are Arkhangelsk (regional capital) and the Solovetsky Islands, where a beautiful northern monastery citadel served as a brutal gulag prison during the Soviet years. There are other less-visited, but very picturesque towns in the Oblast (Kargopol, Solvychegodsk), but the main reason to visit the region is to discover its severe beautiful nature mixed with wooden rural architecture. There are 2 national parks and 1 natural reserve, which are truly worth to be seen in Arkhangelsk Oblast'. Talk Russian is spoken everywhere. Outside of Arkhangelsk city center it's hard to find English-speakers. See Russian phrasebook. Get in By plane Flights arrive at Arkhangelsk airport from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Riga, and Tromso. The airport is served by Aeroflot, Utair, Nordavia, Rossiya air companies, and also by low-costs, as Avianova and Air Baltic. The cheepest one-way ticket from Moscow costs about 2 000 RUR. By train The overnight train ride from Moscow takes 21 hour, from Saint Petersburg a full 25 hours. thumb 350 px The M8 road from Moscow to Arkhangelsk (File:M8road.JPG) By bus At the moment of writing there were no regular interregional bus services to Arkhangelsk Oblast. By car It's the most interesting way to enter and explore the region. M8 road connects Arkhangelsk with Moscow and Saint Petersburg through Vologda. It is paved at all distance, but some parts are in poor condition. There are about 700 km from Moscow to the region's border, and more than 500 km after it to the north to reach Arkhangelsk. Another way to Archangelsk Oblast is through Veliky Ustyug (Vologda Oblast). The road is not so good as M8, but still available for all types of cars, allowing to see picturesque villages beaded at river Northern Dvina's high bank. The road from Karelia via Kenozersky National Park is unpawed at regional border, and hardly passable by non 4x4 cars, unless it is winter. By boat There are no regular ship service to the region, yet Arkhangelsk is a seaport, so it's possible to reach it by a commercial ship. Get around By plane The main Arkhangelsk airport serves a regional flight to Solovetsky Islands (2 per week in winter, 4 per week in summer), while the other airport Vaskovo has local regional flights to remote locations inside the Oblast. By train It's possible to reach by train from Arkhangelsk such destinations as Severodvinsk, Onega, Plesetsk, Nyandoma (transit point to Kargopol), Velsk, Kotlas, and Karpogory (at Pinega river). The quality of trains is poor comparing to European standards or to interregional Russian trains. By bus Regular buses departure from Arkhangelsk to Veliky Ustyug, Kholmogory, Severodvinsk, Kargopol, Velsk, Yemetsk (transit point to Antonievo-Siysky Monastery), Kotlas, and Pinega. By car There are no international car rentals in Arkhangelsk, but it's possible to rent a car via local agencies. By taxi Taxi can be a good alternative for short distance rides, like from Arkhangelsk to Severodvinsk (35 km), or where other transport is not developed (e.g. from Nyandoma station to Kargopol). Most destinations inside the Oblast are quite distant, so expect very expensive taxis. By ship boat Navigation period lasts from mid-May to mid-October. There is regular commuter ship service from Arkhangelsk to neighboring locations (mainly to isolated island villages in Northern Dvina's delta). There are many points it Oblast, which are accessible only by riverboats. By thumb Hitch-hiking is very possible in the region with general safety precautions. But most drivers will hardly understand English. See Itineraries Do * - hiking * - skidoo rides (in winter) * - alpine and plain skiing (in winter) * - fishing Eat * Kulebyaka - a local pie with fish. * Kozuly - local sweets. Drink Stay safe Northern Russians are kind and hospitable, but a foreign tourist looking significantly richer than locals can provocate someone for a robbery. So, use general safety precautions and keep low profile while surfing the region with no Russian guide. Avoid wooden part of Arkhangelsk at the left bank of Northern Dvina and keep out of unattended dark places in cities at night. Go next Arkhangelsk is the main transit point for those who go to Nenetsia (regular flights to Naryan-Mar and Amderma). Travelers heading to Komi Republic and Salekhard by rail are passing through Kotlas. In the late summer, it may be possible to get on a ship heading east along the north coast of Russia towards Nenetsia and Yamalia. commons:category:Arkhangelsk Oblast wikipedia:Arkhangelsk Oblast


wooden part

) * - fishing Eat * Kulebyaka - a local pie with fish. * Kozuly - local sweets. Drink Stay safe Northern Russians are kind and hospitable, but a foreign tourist looking significantly richer than locals can provocate someone for a robbery. So, use general safety precautions and keep low profile while surfing the region with no Russian guide. Avoid wooden part of Arkhangelsk at the left bank of Northern Dvina and keep out of unattended dark places in cities at night. Go next


production amp

a developed fishery, forestry, woodworking, cellulose, and paper industry. There are large reserves of natural resources: Lumber, oil, bauxite, titanium, gold, manganese, and basalt. In 2011, the paper production and related industries were responsible for 55% of all industrial production of the Oblast, food production – 11%, timber processing (excluding paper production) and furniture production – 12%.


beautiful nature

are Arkhangelsk (regional capital) and the Solovetsky Islands, where a beautiful northern monastery citadel served as a brutal gulag prison during the Soviet years. There are other less-visited, but very picturesque towns in the Oblast (Kargopol, Solvychegodsk), but the main reason to visit the region is to discover its severe beautiful nature mixed with wooden rural architecture. There are 2 national parks and 1 natural reserve, which are truly worth to be seen in Arkhangelsk Oblast'. Talk Russian is spoken everywhere. Outside of Arkhangelsk city center it's hard to find English-speakers. See Russian phrasebook. Get in By plane Flights arrive at Arkhangelsk airport from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Riga, and Tromso. The airport is served by Aeroflot, Utair, Nordavia, Rossiya air companies, and also by low-costs, as Avianova and Air Baltic. The cheepest one-way ticket from Moscow costs about 2 000 RUR. By train The overnight train ride from Moscow takes 21 hour, from Saint Petersburg a full 25 hours. thumb 350 px The M8 road from Moscow to Arkhangelsk (File:M8road.JPG) By bus At the moment of writing there were no regular interregional bus services to Arkhangelsk Oblast. By car It's the most interesting way to enter and explore the region. M8 road connects Arkhangelsk with Moscow and Saint Petersburg through Vologda. It is paved at all distance, but some parts are in poor condition. There are about 700 km from Moscow to the region's border, and more than 500 km after it to the north to reach Arkhangelsk. Another way to Archangelsk Oblast is through Veliky Ustyug (Vologda Oblast). The road is not so good as M8, but still available for all types of cars, allowing to see picturesque villages beaded at river Northern Dvina's high bank. The road from Karelia via Kenozersky National Park is unpawed at regional border, and hardly passable by non 4x4 cars, unless it is winter. By boat There are no regular ship service to the region, yet Arkhangelsk is a seaport, so it's possible to reach it by a commercial ship. Get around By plane The main Arkhangelsk airport serves a regional flight to Solovetsky Islands (2 per week in winter, 4 per week in summer), while the other airport Vaskovo has local regional flights to remote locations inside the Oblast. By train It's possible to reach by train from Arkhangelsk such destinations as Severodvinsk, Onega, Plesetsk, Nyandoma (transit point to Kargopol), Velsk, Kotlas, and Karpogory (at Pinega river). The quality of trains is poor comparing to European standards or to interregional Russian trains. By bus Regular buses departure from Arkhangelsk to Veliky Ustyug, Kholmogory, Severodvinsk, Kargopol, Velsk, Yemetsk (transit point to Antonievo-Siysky Monastery), Kotlas, and Pinega. By car There are no international car rentals in Arkhangelsk, but it's possible to rent a car via local agencies. By taxi Taxi can be a good alternative for short distance rides, like from Arkhangelsk to Severodvinsk (35 km), or where other transport is not developed (e.g. from Nyandoma station to Kargopol). Most destinations inside the Oblast are quite distant, so expect very expensive taxis. By ship boat Navigation period lasts from mid-May to mid-October. There is regular commuter ship service from Arkhangelsk to neighboring locations (mainly to isolated island villages in Northern Dvina's delta). There are many points it Oblast, which are accessible only by riverboats. By thumb Hitch-hiking is very possible in the region with general safety precautions. But most drivers will hardly understand English. See Itineraries Do * - hiking * - skidoo rides (in winter) * - alpine and plain skiing (in winter) * - fishing Eat * Kulebyaka - a local pie with fish. * Kozuly - local sweets. Drink Stay safe Northern Russians are kind and hospitable, but a foreign tourist looking significantly richer than locals can provocate someone for a robbery. So, use general safety precautions and keep low profile while surfing the region with no Russian guide. Avoid wooden part of Arkhangelsk at the left bank of Northern Dvina and keep out of unattended dark places in cities at night. Go next Arkhangelsk is the main transit point for those who go to Nenetsia (regular flights to Naryan-Mar and Amderma). Travelers heading to Komi Republic and Salekhard by rail are passing through Kotlas. In the late summer, it may be possible to get on a ship heading east along the north coast of Russia towards Nenetsia and Yamalia. commons:category:Arkhangelsk Oblast wikipedia:Arkhangelsk Oblast

Arkhangelsk Oblast

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'''Arkhangelsk Oblast''' ( , ''Arkhangelskaya oblast'') is a federal subject (federal subjects of Russia) of Russia (an oblast). It includes the Arctic (Arctic Ocean) archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, as well as the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea.

Arkhangelsk Oblast also has administrative jurisdiction over Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Nenetsia). Including Nenetsia, Arkhangelsk Oblast has an area of 587,400 km². Population (including Nenetsia): 1,227,626 (2010 Census (Russian Census (2010))).

The city (types of inhabited localities in Russia) of Arkhangelsk, with a population of 348,716 as of the 2010 Census, is the administrative center of the oblast. The second largest city is the nearby Severodvinsk, home to Sevmash, the main shipyard for the Russian Navy.

Among the oldest cities of the region are Kholmogory, Kargopol, and Solvychegodsk; there are a number of Russian Orthodox monasteries, including the Antoniev Siysky Monastery and the World Heritage Site of the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea.

Plesetsk Cosmodrome is one of three spaceports in Russia (the other two are Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan Oblast and Yasny (Dombarovsky (air base)) in Orenburg Oblast).

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