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We live in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. It is situated in the North of Russia. The administrative
centre is Naryan-Mar. This title means “the red town”. It was founded in 1935 on the 10th of March. Till
that time the administrative centre was Telviska. Naryan-Mar stands on the Pechora river. The
population of the town is 18,7 thousand people. The Russian, the Komi, the Nenets make majority of the
Naryan-Mar is a political centre of the NAO. The Administration of the Okrug and the Assembly of
Deputies are here.
Naryan-Mar is an industrial centre of the NAO. The different branches of industry are developing in
Naryan-Mar. The most well-known enterprises are meat-processing plant, fish-processing plant, milk-
processing plant. There are workshops that produce national articles and high boots from reindeer skins,
souvenirs made of the fur.
Naryan-Mar is a cultural centre of the NAO. We can find a lot of historic and artistic treasures of the
Okrug in the Local Lore Museum. We can see many exhibits dealing with all aspects of Nenets life. There
is one more museum: The Pustozersk Museum. This museum does research work, gathers articles,
documents about the most ancient settlement in the North of Russia-Pustozersk, the first Russian town
beyond the Polar Circle, which was founded by Moscow princes Pyotr Ushaty and Semyon Kurbsky.
We also have the opportunity to meet famous actors, singers and musicians in the House of Culture
“Arctica”, visit Exhibition Hall. A special Ethno-cultural centre works at revival of national culture and
There are some places of interest in our town. Lenin square is the centre of the town. There is a
monument to V.I.Lenin in the centre of this square, the Victory monument with the eternal flame at its
foot near the post-office (this building dating back to 50th is very original), the monument to the crew
of the barge “Komsomolets” near the seaport.
As for the transport, there is no railway in the Okrug. The aviation transport is very important for
the Okrug. Naryan-Mar is connected with all the settlements of our okrug and with the “big land”. The
seaport operates from June to November, motorway -in winter, it connects Naryan-Mar and Usinsk.
Everybody knows the proverb “Good health is above wealth”. There are many kinds of sport which
are popular in our town: hockey, skiing, volleyball, basketball, football, athletics, wrestling. Many people
prefer national kinds of sports.
The capital of our Okrug is rich in its great traditional annual cultural and sporting events: skiing
competition “The Northen Lights” (first competition was organized in 1969 by Chuprov Ivan Iosifovich),
the cross named after Alexander Anufriev, snowmobile races (April), Day of Reindeer (August), Day of
the Town (September), folklore festival “Argish of hope”, Avvakum Readings (February), Small Avvakum
Readings for students.