I was born and spent all my life in my native metropolis – Archangel. Archangel is the administrative, industrial and cultural centre of Archangel part. It is situated on the Bankss of the Northern Dvina, non far from the topographic point, where river flows into the White Sea.
If you want to hold a better expression of Archangel you need to get down sightseeing from Pur-Navolok, the topographic point, where in 1584 the metropolis was founded by the order of Russian Tzar Ivan the Terrible.
The original name of the town was “ & # 1053 ; & # 1086 ; & # 1074 ; & # 1099 ; & # 1077 ; & # 1061 ; & # 1086 ; & # 1083 ; & # 1084 ; & # 1086 ; & # 1075 ; & # 1086 ; & # 1088 ; & # 1099 ; ” and it ‘s present name dates back to 1613 and it is connected with the name of the Archangel Michael Monastery, which stood on the topographic point, where Drama Theatre is now situated. In 17-th century Archangel became the major centre of Russian northern trade with foreign states, a great sea and river port on the Northern Dvina.
The oldest edifice in Archangel is Gostiny Dvor, dating back to 1684. In ancient times Gostiny Dvor was a trading centre and consisted of three parts: Russian and German paces and the cardinal part-fortress.
The Russian word “ Gosti ” meant “ merchandiser ” , so it was frequently called merchandiser pace, a trading centre. In the 17-
th century it was the largest edifice of its sort, but today we can see merely little portion of this brilliant and outstanding edifice, which is now used as an exhibition hall. Preparations are being made for Reconstruction of this alone composite. It is planned to reconstruct the Russian merchandiser pace in its original signifier.
A few minute walk from this topographic point will take you to the memorial of Peter the Great who did the great trade towards Russian development. It is the work of the sculpturer of 19-th century – Mark Antokolsky. Peter the First is depicted in the uniform of a Preobrajenstij Regiment officer. If you go down the “ & # 1050 ; & # 1088 ; & # 1072 ; & # 1089 ; & # 1085 ; & # 1072 ; & # 1103 ; & # 1055 ; & # 1088 ; & # 1080 ; & # 1089 ; & # 1090 ; & # 1072 ; & # 1085 ; & # 1100 ; ” your attending will be caught by a seafaring ship “ Zapad ” . This topographic point is called the Gatess to the Arctic.
The centre of the metropolis is the Lenin Square, where the chief administrative edifices, museums and stores are situated. Here you can see the Northern Obelisk, so called the symbol of Archangel. The base shows the chief subdivisions or economic system of Archangel part in old centuries: logging, fishing, cowss breading and sawing. There are a batch of other interesting topographic points to see, such as our embankment, Children ‘s Park and many other.