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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.

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Since 2007, active rebuilding and reconstruction of the central and waterfront parts of the city began. Photos by Dmitry Mordolff

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1 comment

  • Miles of Happiness · September 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    It’s so beautiful!
    I’m discovering Russia thanks to you

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