The very name Slobodskoy tells us much. Its peculiarities, unique architectural took - everything evokes an enthusiastic response in the soul of every Russian person from Vyatka.
"Our Slobodskoy is
ancient and fabulous,
You can hardly find somewhere
a town more marvellous!
Many of us are
with its magical beauty,
singing a hymn
Area - 44,3
thousand sq km Distance from Kirov - 35 km
Population - 37,2 thousand people
a town of rich history, unique
architecture, industrial power and beautiful
people who have written their names in
golden letters into the greatness of Russia. In
the beginning of the XX
century Slobodskoy was the second after Vyatka by its trade and industrial
than 200 enterprises, organizations, institutions work on the territory of
the town. Leading enterprises of the timber
industrial complex in the Vyatka
Region being among them: OJSC «Krasny Yakor»,
OJSC "Slobodskoy Furniture
Factory», CJSC «Match-making Factory "Belka-Favourite"».
Furs of our legendary «Belka»
are considered to be «soft gold».
Products of OJSC «Slobodskoy
Alcohol-Vodka Plant» receiving
high-rate awards in Russian and
international exhibitions have become a
visiting card of the town. Products of
food industry enterprises -OJSC
«Slobodskoy Bread-baking Plant», OJSC "Slobodskoy Meat Processing and
Packing Factory», OJSC «Slobodskoy Macaroni-Confectionery Factory» - are
known all over the Kirov Region
and far beyond its borders.
Slobodskoy land was glorified by merchant of
the I guild Ksenofont Anfilatov,
being one of the first to set trade with
America and England going, who founded
the first public bank of Russia; the
great writer-romanticist Alexander Grin
and the famous surgeon Academician
Bakulev; Y.Kostrov - a poet-interpreter;
founders of the cap-root handicraft -
the Makarovs' dynasty; bell casters the
Karkins, the Bakulevs; Grigory Bulatov who
hoisted the first assault flag over Reichstag on April 30tn,
A monument of architecture
of the Republican significance. It was built in 1823 according to
the design of Dussar de
Neville, an architect of the Vyatka province. The
three-tier bell-tower with a passage in the
center was built in the style of the
late classicism. It is situated in the main
square of the town and is the
main dominant of the composition.
A monument of architecture of the Republican significance. It was built in 1610 on the territory of the Annunciation monastery. The chapel is of two-part structure: promenades with descents and a temple - a framework made of logs, square in plane. The monument is an example of the traditional Russian wooden architecture.
The Catherine's church
A monument of architecture of the Republican significance. It was built in 1699 at the place of the burnt wooden one. The style - the Vyatka baroque. It was rebuilt many times. In 1914 the two side-chapels - the northern and the southern ones in the Russian-Byzantine style - were added. The church was a part of the city trade square ensemble. At present it is a functioning church.
A monument of architecture of the Republican significance. It was built in 1784 at the place of the burnt cathedral. The church is one-storeyed of the refectory type with two tiers of windows in the centra! cube. !t is crowned with a dome with a small cupola on the high drum. It is situated on the main trade square of the town. At present it houses the museum of local /ore, history and economy.