New tourist route unveiled in Nenets Autonomous Area
© RIA Novosti. Aleksey Babushkin

New tourist route unveiled in Nenets Autonomous Area

A new tourist route — Pustozyorsk, the First Russian Arctic Town — was presented in the Nenets Autonomous Area at a regional tourism council field meeting, according to a report posted on the area government website.

The new route, which is expected to be included in the area's basic tour packages, includes a visit to a nature reserve-museum in an old village called Ustye, and an excursion around the Pustozyorsk historical site.

The council agreed that it was important to promote and popularize the brand of Pustozyorsk, the First Russian Arctic Town, as part of state programs and international and interregional thematic projects.

Pustozyorsk, a vanished city in the lower reaches of the Pechora River, is located 20 kilometers from Naryan-Mar. It was the first Russian town beyond the Arctic Circle and one of Russia's main outposts in developing the north and Siberia. Pustozyorsk is a federal architectural landmark.