Olyokminsk Russia

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It was founded in 1635 [ 1 ] as an ostrog by the Cossacks led by Pyotr Beketov. sited on the left bank of the Lena opposite the mouth of the Olyokma River. [ citation needed ] The outpost was later moved a few kilometers upstream, to a location less prone to flooding in spring.

As the junction for river traffic on the Lena and Olyokma, it was the base for Russian expeditions further east and eventually became a trade center on the river route to Yakutsk. Town status was granted to it in 1783. [ citation needed ]

During World War II. an airfield was built here for the Alaska-Siberian (ALSIB ) air route used to ferry American Lend-Lease aircraft to the Eastern Front. [ 10 ]

Within the framework of administrative divisions. Olyokminsk serves as the administrative center of Olyokminsky District. [ 1 ] As an inhabited locality. Olyokminsk is classified as a town under district jurisdiction. [ 1 ] As an administrative division, it is, together with four rural localities. incorporated within Olyokminsky District as the Town of Olyokminsk. [ 1 ] As a municipal division. the Town of Olyokminsk is incorporated within Olyokminsky Municipal District as Olyokminsk Urban Settlement. [ 2 ]

Timber processing and a power plant are the focus of the town's economy, along with farming in the surrounding area.

The town is notable for a number of surviving pre-20th century wooden architecture, including the Alexander Nevsky Chapel (1891) and Cathedral of Our Savior (1860).

On August 6, 1986, Olyokminsk recorded its highest ever temperature of +37.7 °C (99.9 °F). [ 11 ] The record low for Olyokminsk was −60.1 °C (−76.2 °F) in 1907. [ 12 ] July is the only month when temperatures never dropped below 0 °C (32 °F) and December is only month when temperatures have never reached 0 °C (32 °F).

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