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The roads of youth
Mini-guide to Komsomolsk-on-Amur
So, you are in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. He is the City of Youth - so he was nicknamed for the fact that in 1932 the city was built by the method of all-Union construction by the hands of Komsomol members, who became its first inhabitants. For a long time Komsomolsk-on-Amur was considered the “youngest” city by the age of its inhabitants.
In the post-Soviet space, there are several cities with the name Komsomolsk, but only two are linked to the river - Komsomolsk-on-Pechora and Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The latter is the largest of all and the 4th in terms of the number of inhabitants in the Far East. Today, over 250 thousand people live in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Since December 2015, Komsomolsk-on-Amur has also been named as the city's Presidential Attention, thanks to President Vladimir Putin, who named Komsomolsk-on-Amur the third most important center for the development of the Far Eastern Federal District after Vladivostok and Khabarovsk.
Komsomolsk-on-Amur is located on the left bank of the Amur, 400 km north-east of Khabarovsk, and is part of the Khabarovsk Territory.
The city of youth is connected to the regional capital by the 08А-1 highway; in the period of navigation on the Amur, speed passenger vessels on hydrofoils "Rocket" go on the route Khabarovsk - Komsomolsk-on-Amur - Nikolaevsk-on-Amur; several passenger trains run daily on the railway line connecting the Trans-Siberian Railway and BAM; Khabarovsk Airlines also operates flights to Khurba Airport. Komsomolsk-on-Amur is best to visit in late spring or early autumn. In winter it is somewhat cool here: -30 ° С and wind, and in summer it is hot + 30 ° С, and, taking into account humidity, it is stuffy, like in equatorial countries. Nevertheless, Komsomolsk-on-Amur is equated to the regions of the Far North.
What to see in Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Embankment of the river. Amur. Here, on the site of the landing of the first Komsomol builders, a Memorable Stone (quartz diorite) weighing 23 tons was installed, as well as a Monument to the First Builders, opened for the 50th anniversary of the city. Also on the embankment is the River Station, which resembles the profile of the paddle steamers Columbus and Comintern, on which the first builders of the city arrived.
In 2013 year, during the massive flooding on the Amur River, part of the embankment went under the water, and therefore needs to be restored. Currently, a project for the global reconstruction of the embankment is being developed. Free Wi-Fi is available on the waterfront.
Architecture of the USSR. Be sure to stroll along its avenues (Peace, Pervostroiteley). This area is mainly built up by stalines and beautiful buildings of the Soviet era. Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in particular, was designed by Leningrad architects, therefore, absorbed the best projects of the first half of the twentieth century.
Industrial tourism. Recently in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, excursions to the city's gigantic factories are gaining popularity: an aircraft plant, a shipbuilding plant, and Amurmetall. It is very interesting to see with your own eyes how steel is being brewed or a medium-range Sukhoi Superjet 100 is being assembled.
House of Youth. This is the first Youth House in the USSR. It was built in 1967 - for the 35th anniversary of the city. It was opened by Yuri Gagarin personally. On the facade of the House of Youth, there is a mosaic dedicated to the feat of the Komsomol, the first builders of the city, and above the building on five titanium pylons, a mosaic depicting a huge Komsomol badge. In the wall of the Youth House, there is a message from the Komsomol members of the 60s, which must be extracted in 2018 - to the 100th anniversary of the Leninist Komsomol.
The Mylkinsky dam. This landmark appeared in Komsomolsk-on-Amur quite recently: in 2013, during an abnormal flood on the Amur. Although the nine-meter dam has existed for a long time, it is a former railroad embankment of the access road to the ferry crossing.
In 2013, she actually saved the city from flooding. In order to prevent the large water from destroying the engineering structure, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, military personnel and volunteers for several days literally closed the dam from the big wave with their bodies.
Base "Bolshevik". Even if you are not skiing or snowboarding, then look at the Bolshevik base - from the top of the hill of the same name there is a magnificent view of Komsomolsk-on-Amur.