• Perm

    written by grad on 2008-09-09 in #world #locations

    I spent a day in Perm, a city that covers an area of 799,68 square km. It takes the third place among Russian cities, after Moscow and Saint-Peters burg. The city is situated on hills. The distinguishing feature of the city's relief is the large quantity of small rivers and brooks.

  • Republic of Bashkortostan (Ufa)

    written by grad on 2008-08-14 in #world #locations
    Republic of Bashkortostan (Ufa)

    Republic of Bashkortostan is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). It is located between the Volga river and the Ural Mountains. Its capital is Ufa.

  • Altai (Onguday)

    written by grad on 2008-08-14 in #world #locations
    Altai (Onguday)

    The Altai Mountains are a mountain range in central Asia, where Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together, and where the rivers Irtysh, Ob and Yenisei have their sources. The Altai Mountains are known as the Turkic peoples' birthplace.

  • Murom, Russia

    written by grad on 2008-07-22 in #world #locations
    Murom, Russia

    Murom (Russian: Му́ром; Old Norse: Moramar) is a historic city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls majestically along the left bank of Oka River, about 300 km east of Moscow. Population: 126,901 (2002 Census).

  • All-Russian Exhibition Centre (ВДНХ/VDNKh)

    written by grad on 2008-07-18 in #world #locations
    All-Russian Exhibition Centre (ВДНХ/VDNKh)

    All-Russian Exhibition Centre is a permanent general-purpose trade show in Moscow, Russia.

  • Yekaterinburg, Russia

    written by grad on 2008-07-15 in #world #locations
    Yekaterinburg, Russia

    Yekaterinburg is a major city in the central part of Russia, the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast. Situated on the eastern side of the Ural mountain range, it is the main industrial and cultural center of the Urals Federal District. Its population of 1,293,537 (2002 Census), which is down from 1,364,621 recorded in the 1989 Census, makes it Russia's fifth largest city. Between 1924 and 1991, the city was known as Sverdlovsk, after the Bolshevik leader Yakov Sverdlov.

  • Tver

    written by grad on 2008-07-10 in #world #locations

    Tver is a city in Russia. Tver was formerly the capital of a powerful medieval state and a model provincial town in Imperial Russia with population of 60,000 on January 1/14.1913. It is located at the confluence of the Volga and Tvertsa Rivers. The city was known as Kalinin from 1931 to 1990.