Add to favorite
 
russian visa
    Ussuriysk

Ussuriysk is the second-largest city (after Vladivostok) of the Primorsky Krai.

It is located in the southeastern part of the Razdolno-Hankayskaya Lowland, at the confluence of the rivers Razdolnaya, Rakovka, Komarovka, 112 km to the north of Vladivostok. It is a railway station.

50 km to the southeast of Ussuriysk there is the Ussuriysk Reserve (founded in 1932) with the Ussuriysk Taiga Museum. Next to the Reserve there is an astronomical station, which is the most eastern one in Russia.

The city with the territory of 3626 sq.km has the population of 165 072 people (as of 2013).

History of Ussuriysk

It was founded by immigrants from the Astrakhan and Voronezh provinces in 1866 as the Nikolsky Village. It was named after the church consecrated in honour of Nicholas the Wonderworker. In 1868 it was burned by the Honghuzi and then restored. It was the district village of the Southern Ussuriysk District of the Primorsky Krai. In population census of 1897 it was recorded as Nikolsk-Ussuriysky.

In 1898 the town of Nikolsk was constructed at the merge of the settlements Nikolsky and Ketritsevo (which appeared as a station settlement). In 1926 it was renamed into Nikolsk-Ussuriysky. The definition Ussuriysky was added to differentiate it from the town of Nikolsk in the Vologda Region. This definition is associated with the Ussuri River (the right inflow of Amur) which is about 150 km away from it. The name was given after the informal name of the area near this river - the Ussuri Territory.

In 1935-57 the town was named Voroshilov after the Soviet party leader and military figure K.E.Voroshilov (1881-1969). In 1957 it was renamed into Ussuriysk.

Architecture and Sights

Ussuriysk located on a plain has regular planning with straight verdant streets. There is the Green Island park on the bank of River Razdolnaya.

The town harbors a medieval monument - a stone turtle sculpture as a symbol of longevity. Such sculptures were traditionally set up on graves of people from the imperial family of the Chzhurdzhensky State in the 12th century.



Tags: Ussuriysk     


Region:


City:






Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



Ussuriysk
  (Primorsky Territory)

Cities of the region

    Vladivostok
    Artyom
    Nakhodka
    Arsenyev
    Lesozavodsk
    Dalnegorsk
    Kavalerovo
    Dalnerechensk
    Spassk-Dalny
    Bolshoi Kamen
    Partizansk
    Fokino


TAGS:
health  Spring Ball  Festival of Light  Chekhov International Theater Festival  UNESCO  Theatres of Perm  Russian Stage Directors  Russian business  Russian science  Volgograd  Russian oil companies  Stage  Bashkiria  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  City Hunter  Barnaul  Tula  Russian designers  Nemtsov  Football  Kurshskaya Spit  Russian scientists  Altai  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow  Yuri Gagarin  Guinness Book of Records  Russian tourism  Photo Exhibitions  Russian transport  LUKoil   Primorsky Territory  Arkhangelskoe  Street Art  Wind Power  Amur Region  Russian Cinema  Russian Film Distribution  pensions  Kazan Kremlin  Surgutneftegaz   Russian labour market   Ethnographic Park  St. Petersburg  Sukharev Tower  Nutcracker  Russian economy  Franz Josef Land   Single Ticket  Russian ballet dancers 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites