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 […]

Tolyatti, Russia

Tolyatti (Russian: Толья́тти) is a city in Samara Oblast, Russia. Covering 314.8 sq km (121.5 sq mi), Tolyatti has a population of 720,000 people. This makes it the largest city in the Russian Federation that does not serve as an administrative center for a federal subject. More on Tolyatti Tolyatti traces its history to 1737, […]