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Yoshkar-Ola – the view from above

Yoshkar-Ola is a city in Russia with a population of about 265 thousand people, the capital of the Republic of Mari El. The city’s name translated from the Mari language means “red city”.

It was founded as a military fortification in the center of the Volga-Vyatka region in 1584. Until 1919, the town was called Tsarevokokshaisk, in 1919-1927 – Krasnokokshaisk. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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Today, Yoshkar-Ola is one of the centers of culture of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The main feature of the center of the city is an abundance of copies of famous architectural monuments.

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Cathedral of the Annunciation

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Annunciation Tower.

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Spasskaya Tower.

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Obolensky-Nogotkov Square named in honor of the first governor of Tsarevokokshaisk.

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Mari National Puppet Theater.

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Patriarch Square with the monument to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II.

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Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

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Chapel of memory of the victims of political repressions.

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Church of the Holy Trinity.

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The largest fountain in the city with a 6-meter bronze figure of the Archangel Gabriel.

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Academic Theater of Russian Drama named after Georgi Konstantinov.

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Year-round athletics arena “Arena Mari El”.

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Chavain Boulevard.

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The tallest building in Yoshkar-Ola (85 meters).

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Mari National Drama Theater.

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