Perm Society of "Free Artists" on sketches. 1938.
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 3. D.1. L.10. vol. Photo 41.
Children swimming in a fenced-off bathing place. [The settlement of Nizhnyaya Kurya]. Beach. View from the Kama River. [the 1940s].
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 2. D.55. L.1.
Fountain on Stalin Avenue (Komsomolsky). 1950.
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 2. D.82. L.1.
Fountain in the square in front of the J. Stalin Palace of Culture of the Perm Motor Plant (the A.G. Soldatov Palace of Culture). [the 1950s].
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 3. D.3. L. 23. Photo 102.
View of the swimming pool in the Krasny Oktyabr neighbourhood of the Dzerzhinsky district of Perm. 1953.
Perm City Archive. F.1020. Op.11. D.68. L.1.
Two sailing boats on the Kama River. [the 1960s].
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 2. D.88. L.1.
Beach on the right bank of the Kama River opposite the river station. [late 1950s-early 1960s].
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 2. D.101. L.1.
Fountain in the form of a bowl. [the 1950-1960s].
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 2. D.145. L.1.
Fountain in Motovilikha (district of Perm). [the 1960s].
Perm City Archive. F.1053. Op. 1. D.57. L.9.
Sportsmen in canoes and boats on the Motovilikha pond. October 1967.
Perm City Archive. F.1410. Op. 2. D.2129. L.1.
Beach in the neighbourhood of the Kama Power Plant. [the 1960s-1970s].
Perm City Archive. F.1410. Op. 2. D.2061. L.1.
Anglers on the bank of the Kama River. January 6, 1968.
Perm City Archive. F.1410. Op. 2. D.2270. L.1.
Fishing on the bank of the Kama River. January 6, 1968.
Perm City Archive. F.1410. Op. 2. D.2273. L.1.
Theatre Garden (near the fountain) in . Reproduction.
Perm City Archive. F.1410. Op. 2. D.548. L.1.
At the beginning of 1914, the Perm River Yacht Club was established in Perm. In the same year, sailing competitions were held. Before the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), the shoreline of the Kama in the left-bank part of the city was not well suited for recreation by the water. Therefore, in the 1930s, the beach in Nizhnyaya Kurya (the right bank of the Kama River) was very popular with residents. In the post-war years, new recreation areas began to appear in the city in the form of public beaches. In 1948, a station was built and a beach laid out on the right bank of the Kama. In 1965, the beach in the Ordzhonikidze district, established on the left bank of the Kamskiy reservoir - the first proper beach in Perm, began to enjoy great popularity among the townspeople.
In the 1960-70s in Perm there was another place for recreation near the water - the Motovilikhinsky pond. There they mostly had sporting activities such as diving or canoe and sailboat competitions.
When in 1963 construction of the city embankment was started, the entire bank was filled with boats and pleasure craft. In the evenings and on weekends, Permians enjoyed sailing on the Kama and crossing to the opposite bank (there was no road bridge yet).
Also in the second half of the twentieth century, the Kama was popular with fishermen, even in winter. Nowadays, you rarely see a fisherman in the city centre.
Since pre-revolutionary times, fountains have been built in the city. They were a favourite place for the people of Perm to go for walks. These traditions continue to be preserved to our own day.