1984. October, 27
№ 5571 (USSR) № 5451 (Michel)
Picture by G. Komlev
Printing: deep on mel. paper
Frame 11 1/2
Description: Builders BAM with a header on a background of
the circuit of a highway and the train moving on its line
conducted by a diesel locomotive 2TE10L. A medal "For construction
of a Baikal-Amur highway" on a background of a laurel branch of Glory.
The memorable text is higher than a picturesque field of mark and
on a header: "Construction of the main way of a Baikal-Amur highway
Print-run: 3,75 M.
Ust-Kut (939 kms from Irkutsk on a motorway, 520 kms by plane).
The population: 61,8 thousand inhabitants.
There is an airport. Ust-Kut - the big transport unit where railway,
river, air ways converge. In 1628 V.Bugor has constructed near a
mouth Kuti river house. In 1631 led by ataman Ivan Galkinym have
based here Ust-Kut a jail. And in 1639 armed people E.P.Habarova
have opened saltvar. In middle XVII in. The jail, having lost the
military value, became the important quay where the cargoes gone
from Ishim and the top Lena concentrated. Since 1954 - city. The
city is in a mouth Kuti river at its confluence of Lena also it was
extended on the left coast of Lena almost on 30 kms. From Ust-Kut
with an interval 3-4 days go steam-ships up to Yakutsk, daily up
to Kirensk steam-ship "Polesye" and up to Zhigalovo stream-ship "Dawn"
at 8.00 is sent. In city the factory of modular ferro-concrete products,
brick-works work. The role of Ust Kut has increased during construction
of Western site BAM; it has turned to one of large bases of
construction through whom there was a delivery of engineering,
fuel, building materials. In Ust Kut there is river port Osetrovo -
the largest river port on Lena. From here there leaves the majority
of cargoes to the north Irkutsk area and to Yakutia. On Osatrovskaya
shipyards are under construction court of various types and repair
of courts and barges is made.