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Samara city in winter time

Samara is a large city located in the Middle Volga area of Russia, the administrative center of Samara region. The population is about 1.17 million people (2014), it is the seventh most populous city in the country.

Samara is situated on the left bank of the Volga River, at the confluence with the Samara River (hence the name of the city). The photos were taken by Stepanov Slava.

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It was founded by Tsar Feodor as a fortress town in 1586. From 1935 to 1991, the city was called Kuibyshev – in honor of the Soviet party and state leader Valerian Kuibyshev.

Glory Square

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Samara has the longest embankment in Russia and the tallest railway station building in Europe. Also, Kuibyshev Square is the largest square in Europe.

Glory Monument – one of the main symbols of Samara

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Kuibyshev Square – the largest square in Europe

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Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

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Samara railway station

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Il’inskaya Square

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The view from the tallest building in Samara

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Museum and Exhibition Center “Samara in Space”. It is a genuine “Soyuz” rocket.

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Lenin Avenue

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Samara region government

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Samara region duma (parliament)

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Galaktionovskaya Street

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Samara tram

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1 comment

  • buggi · November 18, 2016 at 2:37 am

    wonderful city….must visit…

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