Old photos of Shimanovsk, Amur Oblast
Coat of arms Shimanovsk

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History of city Shimanovsk, Amur Oblast in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: Shimanovsk is a town in Amur Oblast, located on the Bolshaya Pyora River (a right-hand tributary of the Zeya), 250 kilometers (160 mi) northwest of Blagoveshchensk.

Date of foundation: 1910. Town status - 1950.

History: Shimanovsk was founded in 1910 as the settlement the Pyora near railway, in 1914 it was renamed Gondatti in honor of the general-governor, ethnographer Nikolai Gvondatti (1860-1946). In 1920 the settlement was renamed in Vladimir-Szymanowski in honor of the revolutionary, railway engineer Vladimir Shimanovsky (1882-1918), shot during the Civil War in Blagoveshchensk.

Population: 18 810

Photos from the family archive TY Lavrynovych

Shimanovsk. Central Post Office
Central Post Office

Shimanovsk. Movie Theater 'Vostok', right - shooting range
Movie Theater 'Vostok', right - shooting range

Shimanovsk. New building of department store
New building of department store

Shimanovsk. Old building of department store
Old building of department store


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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