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Kotlas

Essentials

Founded in the late 19th century, Kotlas really developed as a city in the 1930s as the site of a Gulag camp. Unsurprisingly it is not really a tourist destination apart from the odd pretty northern-style building and church. However it is a tourist hub and from here you can visit Solvychegodsk and Veliky Ustyug.

Kotlas


Basic facts
Name in Russian Котлас
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kotlas District of the Arkhangelsk Region
Location On the River Vychegda
Distance 915km south-east of Arkhangelsk, 975km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 60,532 people (2014)
Founded 1890
Official Website http://www.kotlas-city.ru/