A postcard from Syktyvkar (Irina)
Date of dispatch : 2010-06-23
In my mailbox on July 2nd, 2010
Syktyvkar (Russian: Сыктывка́р, Komi: Сыктывкар) is a city in Russia, capital of the Komi Republic. Syktyvkar is located on the Sysola River, which is the origin of its former name Ust-Sysolsk. The city's current name comes from Syktyv, the Komi name for the same river, plus kar, meaning "city". The town is located near to the point where the Sysola joins the larger Vychegda River, which is itself a branch of the Northern Dvina <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syktyvkar" hreflang="en">[wikipedia]</a>.