Vyborg, Russia

Vyborg (Russian: Вы́борг) is a town in northwestern Russia. It is within the Leningrad Oblast, about 130 km (81 mi) northwest of St Petersburg and 38 km (24 mi) from the border between Russia and Finland. Vyborg covers 112.27 sq km (43.35 sq mi) and has a population of 80,000 people (2012 estimate). More on […]

Saratov, Russia

Saratov (Russian: Сара́тов) is a port city on the Volga River in southern Russia. The administrative center of Saratov Oblast, it spreads over 393 sq km (152 sq mi) and has a population of 838,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Saratov Human presence in the Saratov area goes back at least to the 14th century, […]

Rostov On Don, Russia

Rostov-on-Don (Russian: Ростóв-на-Донý) is a city in southwestern Russia. It serves as the administrative center for Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia. Situated on the banks of the Don River, Rostov-on-Don spans 354 sq km (137 sq mi) and has a population of slightly over a million people (2012 estimate). It is […]

Orenburg, Russia

Orenburg (Russian: Оренбу́рг) is a city and administrative center of Orenburg Oblast in Russia. It is a transcontinental city that straddles the southern part of the Ural Mountains. While most of the city is in Europe, a small section on its south side crosses the Ural into Asia. It has a population of 547,000 people […]

Ulyanovsk, Russia

Ulyanovsk (Russian: Улья́новск), formerly known as Simbirsk (Симби́рск), is the administrative center and largest city in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia. Renowned as the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin, Ulyanovsk is a city covering 316.9 sq km (122.4 sq mi) with a population of 614,000 people (2012 estimate). More on Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk was founded in 1648 and was […]