Slynka (Russian Злынка ) is a small town in the Bryansk Oblast (Russia) with 5507 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


The city is located in the Dneprniederung about 225 km south-west of Bryansk Oblasthauptstadt the same river Slynka, a left tributary of the Iput in the river system of the Dnieper.

Slynka, the smallest city in the oblast, is a Rajons same since 1988 administrative center.


Slynka was created in 1702 as a settlement of Old Believers is existing since 1682 hermitage, named after the river.

1770 gave the Empress Catherine the Great, the surrounding lands Count Pyotr Rumyantsev. As of 1862, the city developed into an important center of match production with several factories.

In 1925 a city charter was granted.

During World War II Slynka was occupied in August 1941 by the German Wehrmacht and recaptured on 27 September 1943 by troops of the Bryansk Front Red Army during advancement toward Chernihiv and Pripyat.

Large parts of the Rajons were contaminated by the disaster at Chernobyl in 1986 and are now uninhabitable radioactive exclusion zone.


Note: Census data (1926-1939 rounded)

Culture and sights

Slynka was one of the centers of Altorthodoxie of west-central Russia. In the city is a series of residential and public buildings, get some with rich wood carvings, from the 18th to the 19th centuries as well as some churches.

Economy and infrastructure

In Slynka there are companies in the timber industry and the furniture industry ( since 1934 in place of the former match factory ) as well as the food industry, whose development is, however, affected by the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.

The station is located seven kilometers Slynka north of the city at the 1887 consistently opened railway Bryansk - Gomel - Brest ( Belarus ), a range of former Polessye Railways ( kilometer 228).

The highway M13 Bryansk - Belarusian border and also continue on towards Brest Gomel leads north past Slynka.