The Trade Route to the White Sea

Archangel - 1613

A View over Archangel 1613. Before 1613 the town was called Novo-Kholmogory. The present name is related to the old Michael Archangel Monastery. Before the 18th Century the only sea route from Western Europe to Russia was through the northern gate to Archangel.

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The Northern Lights Route is part of The Council of Europe Cultural Routes. The Cultural Routes are an invitation to Europeans to wander the paths and explore the places where the unity and diversity of our European identity were forged.