Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

Tver Oblast: Nelidovo
December 5, 2016 15:55


The town of Nelidovo in Tver Oblast grew out of a railway station in the ancient village of Yotkino (or Iotkino). Yotkino has been known since XV century, and the working settlement of Nelidovo received a status of town after the World War II, in 1949.

The residents of Nelidovo worked in the coal mines of the Moscow Coal Basin, which became the engine of urban development. After the mines were closed in the 1990s, a depression started, although the town still has operating businesses. They are building machines, processing wood and making plastic products.

There is a ghost of the past - the monumental Palace of Culture of Miners with crumbling columns - on the central square. The Square, of course, still bears the name of Lenin. Behind the Culture Palace there is a square with an abandoned fountain. You can sit here in silence, look at the passers-by and children playing. Time as if stands still, like 30 years ago, no one is in a hurry.

One of the Soviet rarities of Nelidovo stands out - a pair monument of Lenin and Gorky. The bright leader of the proletariat and the round-shouldered proletarian writer are depicted very vividly, in compliance with the noticeable difference in their height, gazing thoughtfully at the nearby shop. It looks like it’s a typical monument, because almost the same monuments decorate squares in Novokuznetsk and Bryansk. The pair monument of Nelidovo was not lucky – it was moved from the main square to the outskirts.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

History Of Semikarakorsk Kamen-na-Obi Travelling in the Volga Region: Ivanovo Oblast "Yugyd Va" Hiking Tips Izobilny City

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Ecotourism  FC Zenith  poll  Book Tickets for Ballet  Alisher Usmanov  Sheremetyevo Airport  St. Petersburg  Russian tourism  Russian Cinema  Forbes  State Prize   Marina Razbezhkina  Moscow monuments  anniversary  Russian Icon Museum  Moscow parks  Russian regions  Russian Antarctica  Krasnodar Flood  Moscow  LGBT in Russia  incident  migration in Russia  Monuments to People  Dagestan  Transaero  Vadim Kulakov  Fires  Pioneers  Spassk-Dalny   Russian oil  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Film award  mountain cluster  Ivanovo Region  Russian hockey  Irkutsk Museums  Yantarny  curious  Festivals in Moscow  travel to Russia  Bolshoe Toko  International Muslim Film Festival  children theatres  Victory Day  Exhibitions in Moscow  Tonino Guerra  Russian Museum  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian business 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites