Pustozersk, Five Centuries After…

01 October 2020 / 15:00 - 16:00

A cross-regional exhibition “Pustozersk, Five Centuries After…” is going to be opened  in the histprical-architectural complex “Arkhangelsk Merchant Yards” on October 1 at 3 p.m. The project is devoted to the history of Pustozersk — the first Russian town in the Arctic.

Founded at the end of the 15th century, Pustozersk fulfilled the administrative, trade and industrial centre and played a great role in international communication, spread of Eastern Orthodoxy in the remoted northern areas. The first Russian town in the polar region started to decay after a row of administrative and economic events in the 17th — 18th centuries. The town was abandoned completely in 60-s of the 20th century.

The exhibition “Pustozersk, Five Centuries After…” characterises the modern opinion on the events that happened in the Arctic outpost more than four centuries ago, its part in the history of the Russian state as well as its historical and cultural heritage that became the object of scientific research and the point of tourism development.

The exhibition project is prepaired by the Museum of Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Arkhangelsk Regional Lore Museum in terms of cross-regional cooperation.

Entrance to the opening ceremony is free.

You are welcome to the historical-architectural complex “Arkhangelsk Merchant Yards” (85/86 Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dvini)
Tel. +7 (8182) 20 92 15, ticket office +7 (8182) 20 10 14