Island Sviyazhsk - impregnable outpost of Russia on the tragic story

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Sviyazhsk - one of the most unusual places in Russia. This city, which is located on the island. It was founded in 1551 by Ivan the Terrible, and the fate of its current difficult. After the founding of Sviyazhskaya castle famous for its inaccessibility, but, years later, Sviyazhsk became a place of political repression, detention and famous for that here is one of Judas monument was erected during the Soviet years.

Island Sviyazhsk - impregnable outpost of Russia on the tragic story Island Sviyazhsk - impregnable outpost of Russia on the tragic story

Sviyazhsk - a city with 500 years of history. At its inception in 1551 profits Kazan Khan Shigalev and Russian soldiers, they-and visited the idea to set up a fortress here. The plan was brought to life fantastically quickly - within a month on the island were built fortifications. The decision on the basis of Ivan the Terrible the town takes on the requests of the local population, displaced persons who wish to serve the Russian Tsar.

Island Sviyazhsk - impregnable outpost of Russia on the tragic story

In the early 18th century Sviyazhsk became an administrative part of the Kazan province. With the advent of Soviet power in the isolated island are beginning to exile political prisoners, who were subjected to repression. At this time in the history of Sviyazhsk was a terrible event: according to the instructions of Trotsky, one in ten Red Army soldier was shot because they were unable to defend Kazan volunteers of the Czechoslovak Corps, which revolted.

Island Sviyazhsk - impregnable outpost of Russia on the tragic story

In the following years she worked in Sviyazhsk children's labor commune, a colony for prisoners, mental hospital. At various times, thousands of people died on this island. One of the resonant stories about Sviyazhsk associated with the installation of a monument to Judas. there was plenty of evidence in 1918 that such monuments were installed in different parts of the young nation, and, according to some accounts, one of the locations was the Sviyazhsk.

Island Sviyazhsk - impregnable outpost of Russia on the tragic story

Today Svijazhsk gradually becoming a tourist center.