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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 with only one link to the river - Komsomolsk-on-Pechora and Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The latter is the largest of all and 4 by the number of residents in the Far East. Today in Komsomolsk-on-Amur live over 250 thousand people.
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, in 400 km to the north-east of Khabarovsk, 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 landing site of the first Komsomol builders, there is a Memorial stone (quartz diorite) weighing 23 tons, as well as a Monument to the First Builders, open to the 50 anniversary of the city. Also on the waterfront is the River Station, reminiscent of the profile of wheeled 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 giants of the city are gaining popularity: the aircraft factory, shipbuilding, Amurmetal. With your own eyes to see how steel is cooked or the Sukhoi Superjet 100 medium-haul aircraft is going to agree, it is very interesting.
House of Youth. This is the first youth house in the USSR. It was built in the 1967 year - the 35 anniversary of the city. He was personally opened by Yury Gagarin. On the facade of the House of Youth there is a mosaic dedicated to the feat of the Komsomol first builders of the city, and above the building on five pylons of titanium a mosaic depicting a huge Komsomol icon. In the wall of the Youth House bricked a message from the Komsomol members 60-x, which must be extracted in the 2018 year - to the 100 anniversary of the Lenin Komsomol.
The Mylkinsky dam. This landmark appeared in Komsomolsk-on-Amur recently: in 2013 year, during an abnormal flood on the Amur. Although a nine-meter-long dam exists a long time ago, it is a former railway embankment of the access road to the ferry crossing.
In 2013, she actually saved the city from flooding. In order not to allow big water to destroy the engineering structure, the employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, servicemen and volunteers for a few days literally closed their dam with a big wave from 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.