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Anton Unitsyn, Towards to the past
In the 16th century Solvichegodsk was found as a salt mine. The name of the city is formed with russian word "sol" which means salt, and the name of the nearby river Vichegda. In that times, salt was quite expensive and valuable, what made city prosperous. Since that time salt had lost it's meaning to the russian economy. Today no one is interested in Solvichegodsk salt, and the unique therapeutic mud is the last money resources of the city, because most of the production shutted down after breakdown of USSR. Since 1992 till now, Solvichegodsk population had reduced by half. After breakdown of the communism, Solvichegodsk as many small towns in russia is stuck in it's past. Despite everything, people in Solvichegodsk still believe in their positive future, and wait for wind of change.