Now Segezha is on the list of single-industry towns of Karelia. At the local pulp and paper mill make excellent wrapping and kraft paper. And also - all kinds of wood chemistry - rosin, oils and even soap. The whole life of the city, as it should be in such cases, revolves around the plant.
But do not assume that Segezha is such an industrial wilderness saturated with factory smoke. Here, too, they know how to relax and have fun. Every year in Segezha, the Rybka rock festival is held with great noise, which attracts music lovers from all over Karelia.
The second largest, but not least, settlement of the municipality is the village of Nadvoitsy, where it is located Nadvoitsky Aluminum Plant, producing, as you might guess, aluminum.
Sights of Segezha district
One of the main attractions of the area is Vygozero - the tenth largest lake in Europe.
A huge blue spot on the map of Karelia. The lake, by the way, at the end of 2014 became known throughout Russia when an unidentified object fell into it. Some researchers have suggested that it was a meteorite. Yes, what! By some estimates - more than the famous Chebrakulsky.
And on the lake - more than 250 islands and islets. Real Freedom for Robinsons. There are more than a dozen species of fish in Vygozero - from okashka and vendace to whitefish and salmon. Where, if not here, to try a real Karelian ear - with smoke, transparent and rich.
From Vygozero, the Lower Vyg flows out (strangely enough, the Upper Vyg River flows into the lake), on which the Voitsky Padun is located - not far from Nadvoitsy. Once this waterfall was very impressive - four meters high! But after the construction of the White Sea-Baltic Canal, the Lower Vyg was blocked by a dam, raising the water level in Vygozer by more than six meters, the padun began to look more modest. Of the three sleeves, only one was left to him. But Voitsky Falls is wonderful in its own way. You can admire how dark water is deceptively slowly and smoothly flowing over stones, for hours.
There is another historically significant place on the Vyg River. At the beginning of the publication, we already mentioned Petrovsky Yam.
That very small place, not far from the village of Povenets, where Peter the Great once rested. The Osudarev road passed here at the very beginning of the 18th century. When the White-Baltic Canal was built, Peter's parking lot went under water. In order not to lose its name and memory, the newly created nearby camp of camp racers was called the Petrovsky Pit. During the Great Patriotic War, a military field hospital was located in the village. Which the Finnish saboteurs burned.
Now Yam is a “dead” settlement. However, in Karelia they remember and even write books about him. A memorial sign is installed on the site of the burned hospital.