Syktyvkar history. Syktyvkar history began in the 16th century, when this area was settled by Komi. In 1780, by decree of Catherine II, Vologda viceroyalty consisting of nineteen counties was formed, among which was Ust-Sysolskiy county; thereby the village of Ust-Sysola was transformed into a county town of Ust-Sysolsk.
Ethnographic museum in Syktyvkar is a division of the National Museum of the Republic of Komi, the largest and oldest Museum of the Republic, which was founded October 17, 1911 at the meeting objects of Ethnography, archaeology, palaeontology and small Library.
Syktyvkar is the center of the cultural life in the republic. The oldest museum of the Republic of Komi, the National Museum, was founded in 1911. Nowadays, the National Museum is the Literature Memorial Museum of Ivan Kuratov and the museum of Viktor Savin.