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Krasnovishersk is a town and the administrative center of Krasnovishersky District in Perm Krai, Russia, located on the western slopes of the Northern Urals, 315km north of Perm, the administrative center of the krai. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 16,099.GeographyThe Vishera River flows through the town.HistoryThe town grew out of the settlement of Vizhaikha. Since 1926, the location where the town now stands served as the 4th branch of the Solovki prison camp, and since 1929—as the independent management of the Vishera camps. Krasnovishersk was officially established in 1930, the same year when a paper mill was built. Town status was granted to Krasnovishersk in 1942.A memorial to Varlam Shalamov was erected in Krasnovishersk in June 2007 on the site of his first labor camp.Administrative and municipal statusWithin the framework of administrative divisions, Krasnovishersk serves as the administrative center of Krasnovishersky District, to which it is directly subordinated. As a municipal division, the town of Krasnovishersk, together with five rural localities, is incorporated within Krasnovishersky Municipal District as Krasnovisherskoye Urban Settlement.
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