Putna Street: picturesque place in Vitebsk.
Extremely picturesque, quiet and wallowing in soothing greenery, Putna Street in Vitebsk makes you fall in love with it at first sight. Old houses and beautiful views of Vitebsk, which greet you from the embankment of the Western Dvina River, perfectly fit the landscape, created by nature.
It is pleasant to walk on the streets of Vitebsk in any season: even snowstorms and heavy rains do not lessen the beauty of this city at all, where the history seems to slow down its pace, and the old buildings that have passed through the test of centuries, are whispering the amazing history of Vitebsk.
You are twice lucky if you find the way to Putna Street: in this amazing corner you will not have to ask any time, what to see in Vitebsk. But if you are excited to thoroughly examine this original city, stroll through the pages of the site of Vitebsk Ц and you will see how many discoveries you have yet to make!
Putna Street in Vitebsk got its modern look in the XIX century and was then called Saviour as there was the Saviour Church on this street was. However in 1920, after the October Revolution, the street was renamed Ц Deputy Street. By the way, even earlier, in the XVIII century, on the street there was a Jewish cemetery and a local landmark Ц I. Budnikov tile factory. According to the history of Vitebsk, the factory existed a relatively short time Ц from 1790 to 1812.
Putna Street got its modern name only in 1980. It is named in honour of the corps commander V.K.Putna, who was a famous military figure, and in 1918 was appointed military commissioner of Vitebsk province. In fact, V.K.Putna had a very tragic fate: despite all the merits to the state he was shot in the repressions of 1937.
In due time, from 1961 to 1978, in Putna Street at number nine there was a flat of well-known People's Artist of the Belarussian SSR, actresses of Yakub Kolas Drama Theater Y.K. Glebovskaya. Today in Putna Street there is a bright landmark of Vitebsk Ц Marc Chagall Art Centre.
Putna Street is an unusually calm and quiet corner of Vitebsk, where each element of urban development hides a lot of interesting facts from the history of Vitebsk, therefore, the acquaintance with it can give a lot of positive emotions and pleasant experiences. Walking down Putna Street, you will have a great chance to see other, no less significant Vitebsk attractions. For example, visit Marc Chagall Art Centre which collected a priceless wealth of the world famous Vitebsk artist. The informative trip could be completed by a walk through Vitebsk Zoo, where not only kids but also adults like to spend their free time. By the way, Putna Street will charm you with others, no less interesting sights of Vitebsk Ц a Monument to the Heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812, as well as the Park of Partisan Glory, which fascinates not only visitors but also residents of Vitebsk with its beauty and unprecedented sense of peace.