Volga Embankment in Rybinsk

Tiwy.com / 2003-2013
One of the a protracted constructions of the town gives evidence to the deliberateness of the present life in Rybinsk. Years fly by, but the town embankment does not acquire a complete view. There is a feeling that the “contractor” is not too interested in completion of construction. Great Pyramid of Giza was built much quicker. If you are unable to do it yourself, invite the Chinese or the Turks, they will show you how to work efficiently and economically. Admit it, dear administrative bosses, after all you built your personal houses in the country much faster.
Rybinsk embankment: beautiful landscape in the background of the “work in process”. Photo of 2012.
Rybinsk calm or summer midday nap. Photo of 2012.
Rybinsk calm or winter midday nap. Photo of 2013.
Volga park (Volzhskiy park). Hey, people of Rybinsk! Where are you? All have gone to work? Photo of 2008.
The monument, built for the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Self-propelled gun ISU 152. Photo of 2012.
Rybinsk hydroelectric plant. Photo of 2009.
In June 1940, major works began on the Rybinsk waterworks facility. On June 24, 1940 Volga River was blocked, and on October 24 – Sheksna River. On April 13, 1941 filling of the Rybinsk Reservoir began.

Commissioning of the first hydraulic unit was implemented in the most difficult period of the Great Patriotic War: on November 18, 1941 the first hydraulic unit was launched, on January 15, 1942 – the second hydraulic unit. For a long time the units operated in an unfinished building of hydropower plant. To protect them from rain and snow, canvas tent was spread out over them and a unique system of camouflage was used to protect them from bomber raids of Luftwaffe.

In August 1945 – December 1950 the remaining four hydraulic units were put into operation.

Today Volga has become deserted. Hardly ever anything sails by and gives a friendly hoot. Here is the “last of the Mohicans”: oil tanker CT-643. It was built in the Rybinsk Shipbuilding Plant named after Volodarsky in 1963, the plant is now operating under the name – Nobel Shipyard LLC. Photo of 2009.
St. Nicholas chapel was built in 1867. Since 1927 it was used “for utility needs”. Later, in order to “expand the living space”, the dome was demolished and the second floor was added. Until 2010, the building housed water police. Photo of 2012.
St. Nicholas Chapel was recently restored to its former appearance.
Citizens and tourists like to be photographed with it in the background. Photo of 2012.
Scrub and scour before arrival of tourists. Photo of 2012.
Monument to Lev Oshanin. In the background – tourist ship “Alexander Suvorov”. Photo of 2012.
Riverside station. The view from the other side of Volga. Photo of 2008.
Riverside station in 2009.
In November 2011, this sleek wooden landing-stage burned down.
Views of the waterfront and the landing-stage. Photo of 2009.
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Temporary replacement to the burnt landing-stage.
Is there any hope that a new one will appear by 2050? Photo of 2012.
Landscape “sketch”. Photo of 2008.
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Rybinsk Bridge across the deserted Volga. Photo of 2009.
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The Transfiguration Cathedral. Photo of 2008.
The Transfiguration Cathedral. Lull before the storm. Photo of 2012.
Volzhskaya (Volga) embankment. If it were not for cars and advertising, it would be possible to date this photograph of 1922 (or so). The past lives firmly in the modern Rybinsk. And this is its main tourist value. Photo of 2012.
Building of water utility. Photo of 2012.
Rybinsk city water-pipe began to act on February 9, 1901. It was built by the Moscow company «Bromley Brothers». Memorial plaque. Photo of 2012.
Rybinsk plumber. The monument was unveiled in October 2009. Photo of 2012.
Volzhskaya (Volga) embankment. Feeling of devastation. Photo of 2003.
9 years have passed. Feeling of devastation remains. Photo of 2012.
And here are two berths behind the bridge on the Volga embankment. Photo of 2012.
This “Speed-boat (Meteor) No. 218” was built in September 1987, at the dawn of the Soviet era. At that time there were more speed-boats. There were voyages to Cherepovets, Uglich and Dubna. Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) – Rybinsk line was active. Now manners have changed with the times. In 2012, “Meteors” only started out from Rybinsk to Breytovo and Yaroslavl once a day. Photo of 2012.
A little bit of history. “Meteor number 25”. Year of construction – 1964. The original port of registry is Rybinsk. No. 25 has opened a winged speed fleet navigation on the Upper Volga in 1965. Since 1965 to 1987 it ran 1,800,000 km (1,118,468 miles). After discarding it was replaced by the “Meteor No. 218” (pictured above).

Meteors No. 35, No. 53, No. 64 of 60s with homeport of Rybinsk were sold to Vietnam in 1992.
2 “Meteors” No. 75 and No. 97 were sent for scrap in spring 1998.

Workaholic river tug. Photo of 2012.
Sometimes it also happens: on a collision course – “Volgoneft-267” and “Oksky-9”. Photo of 2012.

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Rybinsk monuments

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