Culture Code of Pustozyorsk
Pustozyorsk, the first Russian settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, is part of a tourism programme known as the “Silver Necklace of Russia”.
The town of Naryan-Mar is the administrative centre and the only town of Nenetsk autonomous district with a population of 24,654 people. It is a sea and river port located north of the Arctic Circle, 660 km from Arkhangelsk and 2,394 km from Moscow. Founded in 1930.
Pustozyorsk, the first Russian settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, is part of a tourism programme known as the «Silver Necklace of Russia». The route from the region’s administrative centre of
In 2017, the Museum Reserve of Pustozyorsk launched a new 27 km waterway and hiking route from
A key objective of the work was to promote and facilitate, rather than determine, the involvement of groups and individuals in the
Objectives of the next phase
The next phase of the project aims to further develop the area as a tourist destination in the
In the longer term, the project’s sustainability will be achieved through community building and knowledge sharing with neighbouring villages. The museum will be responsible for forming a core group of volunteers and supporters working together to transform the town of Pustozyorsk and to record and revive local folk traditions and customs. Local communities have traditionally been very closed, and the absence of public spaces further complicates any interaction between the villages. The museum facilities are not fit for public use and require refurbishment. While there are plans underway for this, the current focus is on building consistent communication between the museum and local communities and on developing a shared vision through consultation and community engagement.