Krasnoborsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast
Krasnoborsk is a rural locality (a selo) and the administrative center of Krasnoborsky District
Krasnoborsky District
Krasnoborsky District is an administrative district , one of the twenty-one in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. Municipally, it is incorporated as Krasnoborsky Municipal District...

, Arkhangelsk Oblast
Arkhangelsk Oblast
Arkhangelsk Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . It includes the Arctic archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, as well as the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea....

, Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

, located on the left bank of the Northern Dvina River. It also serves as the administrative center of Alexeyevsky Selsoviet, one of the ten selsoviets into which the district is administratively divided. Municipally, it is the administrative center of Alexeyevskoye Rural Settlement. Population:


Krasnoborsk was founded in 1602 as Krasny Bor. From 17th century Krasny Bor held an annual trade fair.
In 1780, it was renamed into Krasnoborsk and obtained the town rights as the administrative center of Krasnoborsky Uyezd in the newly established Vologda Viceroyalty
Vologda Viceroyalty
Vologda Viceroyalty was an administrative division of the Russian Empire, which existed in 1780–1796.The viceroyalty was established by a decree of Catherine II on , 1780...

. In 1796 the uyezd was abolished, and Krasnoborsk became a part of the Solvychegodsky Uyezd of the Vologda Governorate
Vologda Governorate
The Vologda Governorate or Government of Vologda was a guberniya in the historical northern region of the European part of Russian Empire.In its size it was second right after the neighboring Archangelgorod Governorate...

. In 1897, the population of Krasnoborsk was 671, and in 1917 it lost the town rights.
On April 10, 1924 the Krasnoborsky district was established, at the time as a part of the Northern Dvina Governorate
Northern Dvina Governorate
Northern Dvina Governorate was a governorate of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1918 to 1929. Its seat was in the city of Veliky Ustyug. The governorate was located in the North of European Russia, and its territory is currently divided between Arkhangelsk, Vologda,...


Geography and location

Krasnoborsk is located on the left bank of the Northern Dvina River, between the confluences of the Nechmezh River (south) and Lyabla River (north), approximately opposite to the confluence of the Uftyuga
Uftyuga River
Uftyuga River is a name of several rivers in the basin of the Northern Dvina River in Russia.* Uftyuga River, a river in the Arkhangelsk Oblast* Three rivers with the same name in the Vologda Oblast:** Uftyuga River, a tributary of the Sukhona;...

, a major tributary of the Northern Dvina.


There is small-scale food industry in Krasnoborsk producing bread and milk products. It is also a regional center of the timber industry.


Northern Dvina is navigable, although there is no regular passenger navigation.

There is a road connecting Kotlas
Kotlas is a town in the southeast of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Northern Dvina and Vychegda Rivers. Administratively, it is incorporated as a town of oblast significance . It also serves as the administrative center of Kotlassky District, by which it is...

 and Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk , formerly known as Archangel in English, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. It lies on both banks of the Northern Dvina River near its exit into the White Sea in the north of European Russia. The city spreads for over along the banks of the river...

 which passes Krasnoborsk, with regular passenger bus traffic from Krasnoborsk to Arkhangelsk and local traffic from Krasnoborsk to the villages of the Krasnoborsky District.

Culture and recreation

The district contains 4 objects classified as cultural and historical heritage of local importance. There is the Trinity Church built in 1812, which is a part of the former Ustye Pogost (ensemble of churches). Another protected heritage building is the Tolubensky House (Gagarin street, 8).

There is Sergey Tupitsyn Museum of History and Art (founded in 1958) with the main building in Krasnoborsk which is actually the only museum in Krasnoborsk District. Sergey Tupitsyn was a school teacher in Krasnoborsk who founded the museum.

Alexander Borisov, a Russian landscape painter, had an estate in the village of Gorodishchenskaya, close to Krasnoborsk. He lived there most of his time since 1909 and died in his house in 1934. He is buried in Krasnoborsk, and his grave is classified and protected as a historical monument.
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