Picturesque views of Yoshkar-Ola
Yoshkar-Ola is a city in Russia, the capital of Mari El Republic, with a population of about 260,000 people. The city was founded in 1584 as a military fort in the center of the Volga-Vyatka region, on the banks of the river Malaya Kokshaga.
Present day Yoshkar-Ola is one of the cultural centers of the Finno-Ugric peoples. Cultural heritage of the city reflects different historical periods of formation of Yoshkar-Ola.
Since 2007, active rebuilding and reconstruction of the central and waterfront parts of the city began. Photos by Dmitry Mordolff
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