Add to favorite
russian visa

Severodvinsk is a northern Russian town standing on the coast of the White Sea, at the place of the inflow of one of the branches of Northern Dvina, 35 km to the West of Arkhangelsk. It is a railways station.

The town with the area of 1193 sq km has the population of 193.5 thousand people (as of 2010).

History of Severodvinsk

Severodvinsk was founded in 1936 as the shipbuilders settlement Sudostra. In 1938 it was transformed into the town of Molotovsk (named after the Soviet party leader and statesman V. M. Molotov (1890-1986)).

During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45 it was one of the countrys seaports receiving cargoes of the allied countries on the lend-lease base.

In 1957 it was renamed into Severodvinsk according to its location in the delta of Northern Dvina.


Inside the town there have remained stone constructions of St. Nicolas Karelian Monastery for the first time recorded in the Dvina Chronicle in 1419; it served as an important military fortress of the Moscow State by the White Sea. In 1553-1584 it was the first Russian trading port. The gateway wooden tower of now extinct fortifications (1691-92) was transported to Moscow in 1932 and established in the Kolomna memorial estate.

Tags: Severodvinsk Arkhangelsk Region    



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

  (Arkhangelsk Region)

Cities of the region


Volga  Moscow frosts  Russian Music Instruments  Russian Animation  the Urals region  Bashkiria  Graphic Art  Monuments  MTV  Russian science  Russian women  visa application  Marshal Rokossovsky  Soyuz Spacecraft  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian tourism  Lorenso Lotto  Moscow  Russian National Parks  Russian economy  Russian scientists  Yakutsk  Tsaritsyno  Russian Cinema  Architecture  Russian statesmen  Olympic Games 2012  Russian business  Kaluga Region  US sanctions  Victor Tsoy  SPIEF 2014  Russian hockey  Russian Museum of Ethnography  Russian winter  Maria Yakunchikova  Orthodoxy  Public transport   Chinghiz Aitmatov  RAO UES  Boris Nemtsov  Nobel Prize  elections in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  St. Petersburg  Vasily Chapayev  The Ministry of Culture   IPO in Russia  Losiny Ostrov park  Russian Birchbark Manuscripts 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites