Veliki Ustyug

Veliki Ustyug

(vyĭlyē`kē o͝ostyo͞ok`), city (1989 pop. 36,200), N central European Russia, a port on the Northern Dvina River. First mentioned as Ustyug in the 12th cent., the city later became (16th–17th cent.) a wealthy and important trade and transport center. Veliki Ustyug also became a noted center of painting and artistic handicrafts (particularly in silver) during the 17th and 18th cent. Its commercial role declined after the founding of St. Petersburg in 1703.
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The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that the Russian Caspian Sea Flotilla, including Veliki Ustyug 651 (x-023) and Grad Sviyazhsk 652 (c-021) carrying SS-N-30/Kalibr 3M-14 and ground to ground missiles has gone through the Bosphorous Strait and entered the Mediterranean Sea.