Kachug

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kachug

 

an urban-type settlement, center of Kachug Raion, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. Kachug is situated on both banks of the Lena River, 257 km northeast of Irkutsk, with which it is linked by a motor road (the former Yakutsk Road). A landing on the Lena River, it has a shipyard (river tankers). It also has enterprises for the production of furniture, a logging and timber distribution establishment, and livestock-raising sovkhozes.

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A generation ago, Kachug was the starting point for Lena navigation, a rowdy Siberian outpost aswarm with river men.
Then the water is gone, and for many miles below Kachug the river is shallow enough to walk across.