Old photos of Shenkursk, Arkhangelsk Oblast
Coat of arms Shenkursk

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History of city Shenkursk, Arkhangelsk Oblast in photos

A small historical reference

Shenkursk - center of Shenkursky district of the Arkhangelsk Region, located in the south-west of the region, on the river Vaga, left tributary of the Northern Dvina River. The status of the city - 1780 year. Previous name - Vaga, Shencur'e, Shenkursky little town.

In 1446, the city was referred to as Shencursky Posad. In 1565 - the city of Wagga oprichnina. In 1606, it was listed among the towns Vazhsky fortress on Mount Sheng-Courier. Inside the prison there was a church of the Archangel Michael, Provincial courtyard, next to him - sliding down hut, Zemsky yard, a tavern and a prison. In the fortress were living 29 yards with arcades.

Population: 4 911

Shenkursk. НEmbankment of the river Vaga
Embankment of the river Vaga

Shenkursk. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

Shenkursk. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

Shenkursk. Petersburg street
Petersburg street


Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.

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