Cruises over Northern Dvina usually begin in Arkhangelsk.
Northern Region near the city of Arkhangelsk is the unique
and original land. Ancient traditions and ceremonies, national craft, perfect
wooden irchitectural constructions vere carefully kept here.
Ethnographic museum in Arkhangelsk presents exposiions about history and cultue
of northern pebple. The mueum of fine arts shows products of northern painting
and ooden sculpture. Northern ce in 25 km from the centre of Arkhangelsk. Best
samples of ancient wooden constructions and villagers’ household goods are collected
in the museum.
From delta of the Northern
Dvina which flows into the White Sea, ships go to the river’s
creek near the city of Velikiy
Velikiy Ustyug is one of the most exciting cities of Russian
North. Picturesque views of the city leave unforgettable impressions in visitors’
memory. Spectacular view of Ustyug is created with numerous churches, monasteries
and mansions of 17th-19 th centuries. The main religious ensemble of the city
is Sobornoye Dvorishe (Cathedral Homestead). Another valuable architectural
construction is MihajloArkhangelskiy Monastery of 17th century. On the opposite
coast of the river is located church ensemble of the village Dymkovskaya. The
most spectacular view of Ustyug opens from this place. Church of Ascension is
the oldest monument of the stone-work architecture of Ustyug.
The city is considered as
the «native land» of Father
Frost - the famous magician,
who brings New Year gift to
Moving along the Northern Dvina you will visit Kholmogory -
the center of bone engraving. Another point of the route is Sol’vychegodsk
- balneology health resort, placed near to Vychegda river. You will meet picturesque
reserves: coniferous forest Sokolskiy and national reserve «Russian North».
Some travel companies
offer tours around these northern lands on ancient steamship with a steam-engine and