Samara

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The Pearl of the Volga River
Samara, formerly known as Kuibishev during Soviet era, is the fifth largest city in Russia with 1.5 million inhabitants. It is situated in the east of European Russia, about 700 miles south-east of Moscow.
The city has a rich and various history. It was built as a fortress to protect Russian borders from invaders from the East. The place was traditionally rich in wheat and famous as the main granary of Russia, the most important exporter of wheat, meat and leather...
Now days Samara is the capital of Russian air and space industry being the home of one of the world's largest companies designing and producing space crafts and satellites. In Samara there are large companies producing machinery (VBM), cars (Samara LADA), chemicals, metal-roll, etc.
Klodt mansion - one of the representatives of enchanting Samara architecture stile
"Zhigulevskoye" beer made in Samara is famous all over Russia.
The inhabitants and guests of the city enjoy uncommon nature of Samara region. The National Park "Samarskaya Luka" is a unique place formed by the curve of the largest European river Volga. The ancient Zhiguli mountains form a kind of island inside the curve. Samarskaya Luka is the shelter for many relict and endemic plants and animals. The plants whose habitats are separated by many hundreds and even  
thousands kilometers in the rest of Russia grow here side by side. The same singularity and variety are characteristic of the fauna. The national park is also the place of a number of archaeological findings dating back as early as 4th and 5th cent AD.
A number of cultural-educational Centers, including American Council, Alliance Francaise, British Council, Goethe Institute have their branches in this large multinational city…
Samara will give you a vivid picture of real Russia away from the famous European capitals Moscow and St. Petersburg. Here you will find plenty of opportunities for recreating, shopping, sports and traveling as in any larger metropolitan area… 
Eric says:
Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Nov 05, 2007
findmeabeach says:
Interesting information on your city. Thanks for sharing it
Posted on: Nov 05, 2007
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The Pearl of the Volga River
The Pearl of the Volga River
Klodt mansion - one of the represe…
Klodt mansion - one of the repres…
A fountain in Strukovskiy garden
A fountain in Strukovskiy garden
Samara in a sunny winter day
Samara in a sunny winter day
countryside of Samara
countryside of Samara
Leningradskaya street is a good pl…
Leningradskaya street is a good p…
Revolution Square - the historical…
Revolution Square - the historica…
Hotel Natsional , the oldest in…
Hotel "Natsional' ", the oldest i…
A memorial to Chapaev - a hero of …
A memorial to Chapaev - a hero of…
A street at night
A street at night
Georgy Temple - an orthodox church…
Georgy Temple - an orthodox churc…
Georgy Temple again.. in bed weath…
Georgy Temple again.. in bed weat…
Kostel - Samara Roman-Catholic Chu…
Kostel - Samara Roman-Catholic Ch…
Kostel again.
Kostel again.
This is a part of ancient wall tha…
This is a part of ancient wall th…
Kiril and Mefodi Temple - an ortho…
Kiril and Mefodi Temple - an orth…
Opera building is situated block f…
Opera building is situated block …
a theater
a theater
Samara White House, the building…
Samara "White House", the buildin…
Eternal flame – to honor those d…
Eternal flame – to honor those …
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