Vinogradovsky District

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Vinogradovsky District
Виноградовский район (Russian)
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Location of Vinogradovsky District in Arkhangelsk Oblast
Coordinates: 62°51′N 42°43′E / 62.850°N 42.717°E / 62.850; 42.717Coordinates: 62°51′N 42°43′E / 62.850°N 42.717°E / 62.850; 42.717
The village of Konetsgorye in Vinogradovsky District
Country Russia
Federal subject Arkhangelsk Oblast[1]
Administrative structure (as of 2012)
Administrative center urban-type settlement of Bereznik[2]
Administrative divisions:[2]
Urban-type settlements with jurisdictional territory 1
Selsoviets 13
Inhabited localities:[2]
Urban-type settlements 1
Rural localities 98
Municipal structure (as of March 2012)
Municipally incorporated as Vinogradovsky Municipal District[3]
Municipal divisions:[3]
Urban settlements 1
Rural settlements 8
Area 12,600 km2 (4,900 sq mi)[4]
Population (2010 Census) 16,753 inhabitants[5]
- Urban 35.9%
- Rural 64.1%
Density 1.33/km2 (3.4/sq mi)[6]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[7]
Established July 15, 1929[8]
Vinogradovsky District on WikiCommons

Vinogradovsky District (Russian: Виногра́довский райо́н) is an administrative district (raion), one of the twenty-one in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia.[1] As a municipal division, it is incorporated as Vinogradovsky Municipal District.[3] It is located in the center of the oblast and borders with Pinezhsky District in the northeast, Verkhnetoyemsky District in the southeast, Shenkursky District in the south, Plesetsky District in the southwest, the town of oblast significance of Mirny in the west, and with Kholmogorsky District in the northwest. The area of the district is 12,600 square kilometers (4,900 sq mi).[4] Its administrative center is the urban locality (an urban-type settlement) of Bereznik.[2] Population: 16,753 (2010 Census);[5] 20,862 (2002 Census);[9] 24,834 (1989 Census).[10] The population of Bereznik accounts for 35.9% of the district's total population.[5]


The district is named after Pavlin Vinogradov, a Bolshevik and an active participant of the October Revolution and the Russian Civil War. In 1918, Vinogradov was sent to Arkhangelsk and eventually charged with the organization of the Bolshevik resistance to British and American troops. Vinogradov died in combat at the village of Shidrovo, now within the area of the district.


The area was originally populated by the Finno-Ugric peoples and then colonized by the Novgorod Republic. After the fall of Novgorod, the area became a part of the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Historically, it was a part of Vazhsky Uyezd, a vast area including almost all of the river basin of the Vaga. In the course of the administrative reform carried out in 1708 by Peter the Great, the area was included into Archangelgorod Governorate. In 1780, the governorate was abolished and transformed into Vologda Viceroyalty. Vazhsky Uyezd was split, and the area of the current Vinogradovsky District became a part of the newly established Shenkursky Uyezd.[11] In 1796, Shenkursky Uyezd was transferred to Arkhangelsk Governorate. The area was known as Podvinsky Stan.

During the Russian Civil War, battles between British and American troops and the Bolshevik troops took place on the territory of the modern district. The battles also involved the Northern Dvina Flotilla, which acted on the Northern Dvina.

Shenkursky Uyezd remained in Arkhangelsk Governorate until 1929, when several governorates were merged into Northern Krai. On July 15, 1929, the uyezds were abolished, and Shenkursky Uyezd was split into Shenkursky, Bereznikovsky, and Rovdinsky Districts. Bereznikovsky District became a part of Nyandoma Okrug of Northern Krai.[8]

In the following years, the first-level administrative division of Russia kept changing. In 1930, the okrug was abolished, and the district was subordinated to the central administration of Northern Krai. In 1936, the krai itself was transformed into Northern Oblast. In 1937, Northern Oblast was split into Arkhangelsk Oblast and Vologda Oblast. In 1940, Bereznikovsky District was renamed Vinogradovsky District and remained in Arkhangelsk Oblast ever since.


The district is located on both banks of the Northern Dvina River; the left-bank part of the district is considerably smaller than the right-bank one. The whole of the district belongs to the basins of the Northern Dvina River and its major tributaries. The main tributaries of the Northern Dvina within the district are the Vaga (left) and the Vayenga (right). The eastern part of the district belongs to the basin of the Pinega River via its major left tributaries, the Yula and the Pokshenga.

Almost the whole of the district is covered by coniferous forests (taiga). The exception are the meadows in the floodplains.


Administrative divisions[edit]

As an administrative division, the district is divided into thirteen selsoviets and one urban-type settlement with jurisdictional territory (Bereznik).[2] One locality which previously had urban-type settlement status, Rochegda, was downgraded in status to that of a rural locality in 2005. The following selsoviets have been established (the administrative centers are given in parentheses):

  • Boretsky (Gridinskaya)
  • Kitsky (Vazhsky)
  • Konetsgorsky (Konetsgorye)
  • Morzhegorsky (Rodionovskaya)
  • Osinovsky (Osinovo)
  • Rochegodsky (Rochegda)
  • Selmengsky (Selmenga)
  • Shastozyorsky (Uyta)
  • Shidrovsky (Shidrovo)
  • Topetsky (Topsa)
  • Ust-Vayengsky (Ust-Vayenga)
  • Vayengsky (Vorontsy)
  • Zaostrovsky (Yakovlevskaya)

Municipal divisions[edit]

As a municipal division, the district is divided into one urban settlement and eight rural settlements (the administrative centers are given in parentheses):



The basis of the economy of the district is timber industry, which in 2010 was responsible for 95% of the district production.[11] Food industry, including milk production, is also developed to some extent.


Agriculture specializations include cattle production, as well as growing of potatoes and vegetables. Agriculture in the district suffered heavily from the economic crisis of the 1990s, from which it has not recovered.[11]


One of the principal highways in Russia, M8 connecting Moscow and Arkhangelsk, crosses the district from south to north.

The Northern Dvina and the Vaga are navigable within the boundaries of the district.

Culture and recreation[edit]

The district contains twelve objects classified as cultural and historical heritage by the Russian Federal law, and additionally seventy-one objects classified as cultural and historical heritage of local importance.[12] Most of these are wooden rural houses, churches, and bridges built prior to 1917.

Of the four ensembles protected at the federal level only one survives,

  • Seletsky Pogost is an all-wooden ensemble of St. Iliya Church (1798), Church of the Erection of the Cross (1802–1808), and the bell-tower (1800).
  • Kalezhsky Pogost was an ensemble of two wooden churches - St. Nicholas Church (1773), St. Demetrius Church (1890), as well as the wooden bell-tower (1745), in the village of Kalyi. Burned down in 2006, it no longer exists.[13]
  • Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos (1726) in the village of Yakovlevskaya. Burned down in 1989, it no longer exists.
  • The ensemble of wooden St. Joachim and St. Anna Church (1726) and St. Vasily Church (1700); no longer exists.

The only museum in the district is Vinogradovsky District Museum in Bereznik, open in 1970.[14]

In the selos of Borok[clarification needed] and Puchuga,[clarification needed] located along the Northern Dvina, traditional wood painting crafts developed in the 19th and 20th centuries, similar to the neighboring Nizhnyaya Toyma painting school. It is characteristic of painting in black and red colors over a yellow background.[15] Their favorite motifs were the Sirin Bird and the black horses, symbols of a wealthy household.[15] By the 1970s, the craft declined.



  1. ^ a b Law #65-5-OZ
  2. ^ a b c d Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по статистике. Комитет Российской Федерации по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации. №ОК 019-95 1 января 1997 г. «Общероссийский классификатор объектов административно-территориального деления. Код 11 214», в ред. изменения №259/2014 от 12 декабря 2014 г.. (State Statistics Committee of the Russian Federation. Committee of the Russian Federation on Standardization, Metrology, and Certification. #OK 019-95 January 1, 1997 Russian Classification of Objects of Administrative Division . Code 11 214, as amended by the Amendment #259/2014 of December 12, 2014. ).
  3. ^ a b c Law #258-vneoch.-OZ
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  6. ^ The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2010 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the population.
  7. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №248-ФЗ от 21 июля 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #248-FZ of July 21, 2014 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
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  10. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
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  12. ^ Памятники истории и культуры народов Российской Федерации (in Russian). Russian Ministry of Culture. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  13. ^ Ильина, Лариса (4 May 2006). Двиноважье (in Russian) (47)  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Виноградовский районный исторический музей (in Russian). Российская сеть культурного наследия. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b Юрий Арбат. "Путешествие за красотой". Культура, Москва 1968. Chapter 1, Chapter 2.


  • Архангельское областное Собрание депутатов. Областной закон №65-5-ОЗ от 23 сентября 2009 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Архангельской области», в ред. Областного закона №232-13-ОЗ от 16 декабря 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в отдельные Областные Законы в сфере осуществления местного самоуправления и взаимодействия с некоммерческими организациями». Вступил в силу через десять дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Волна", №43, 6 октября 2009 г. (Arkhangelsk Oblast Council of Deputies. Oblast Law #65-5-OZ of September 23, 2009 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Arkhangelsk Oblast, as amended by the Oblast Law #232-13-OZ of December 16, 2014 On Amending Various Oblast Laws Dealing with the Process of Municipal Self-Government and Relations with Non-Profit Organizations. Effective as of the day which is ten days after the official publication.).
  • Архангельское областное Собрание депутатов. Областной закон №258-внеоч.-ОЗ от 23 сентября 2004 г. «О статусе и границах территорий муниципальных образований в Архангельской области», в ред. Областного закона №224-13-ОЗ от 16 декабря 2014 г. «Об упразднении отдельных населённых пунктов Соловецкого района Архангельской области и о внесении изменения в статью 46 Областного закона "О статусе и границах территорий муниципальных образований в Архангельской области"». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Волна", №38, 8 октября 2004 г. (Arkhangelsk Oblast Council of Deputies. Oblast Law #258-vneoch.-OZ of September 23, 2004 On the Status and Borders of the Territories of the Municipal Formations in Arkhangelsk Oblast, as amended by the Oblast Law #224-13-OZ of December 16, 2014 On Abolishing Several Inhabited Localities in Solovetsky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast and on Amending Article 46 of the Oblast Law "On the Status and Borders of the Territories of the Municipal Formations in Arkhangelsk Oblast". Effective as of the day of the official publication.).