Tula city, Russia

The capital city of Tula oblast.

Tula overview

Tula is a city and administrative center of Tula region of Russia. The city is situated about 193 km south of Moscow on the Upa River. It has the status of Hero city.

Tula population is about 499,500 (2012); land area - 146 sq. km.

The phone code is +7 4872; postal codes - 300000-300999.

Tula city flag

Tula city flag

Tula city coat of arms

Tula city coat of arms

Tula city map, Russia

Tula city map of Russia

Tula history

The town of Tula was first mentioned in the year of 1146 (the 12th century). That time it was a fortress of Ryazan Principality. Later, after it was captured by the Moscow state, brick citadel (kremlin) was built (1530). In 1764, five domed Assumption Cathedral was built in the central part of Tula kremlin.

Famous Russian tsar Peter the Great visited the town in 1712. He commissioned Demidov’s blacksmiths to build first Russian armament manufacture. Several years later Tula became the largest iron working center of Eastern Europe. In the 18th century, first factory for industrial production of samovars was built in Tula.

The city played an important role during the World War II producing various armaments. In autumn 1941, Tula was one of the main German targets in operation of capturing Moscow. The city was heavily fortified and the Second Panzer Army was stopped near it. In 1976, Tula received the title “Hero City”.

Tula views

Tula city street

Tula city street

Author: Sergey Bulanov

Tula scenery

Tula scenery

Author: Roman Dawydkin

Tula tram

Tula tram

Author: Sitnikov


Tula features

Tula is known for traditional Russian cookies made with honey and gingerbread - pryaniki. It is also famous as Russian samovar production center. There is also Russian proverb “You don’t take a samovar to Tula”.

“Yasnaya Polyana” (the place where famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy lived and was buried) is popular among tourists from all over the world. “Yasnaya Polyana” is located about 14 km south-west of Tula. It is the place where novels “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina” were written.

Tula city of Russia photos

Tula places

Tula railway station

Tula railway station

Author: Max Karlov

Tula circus

Tula circus

Author: Yuriy Popov

Tula Lenin monument

Tula Lenin monument

Author: Kudinov D.M.


Tula attractions

Tula city kremlin

Tula city kremlin

Author: Roman Dawydkin

Tula church

Tula church

Author: Roman Dawydkin


Lenin Square - start your Tula tour here


The questions of our visitors

Nancy asks: Is there a memorial in Tula city for the miners that were sent to Chernobyl?
Expert's answer:
Yes, there is such memorial in Tula. It was opened in April 2002 to the 3,500 Tula miners that took part in fighting with the effects of Chernobyl catastrophe. Here is the photo of the memorial.
crayccrayceresa asks: Can you tell me about Tula Land Bank operated in 1920th?
Expert's answer:

I have checked for the bank mentioned in your request but found no useful information. But while reading the info about State Archive of Tula oblast I have found that the archive has the documents of the banks (including Tula Land Bank) of Soviet period.

So I think you should try to contact the archive and ask them for help.

Here are the contacts:

State Archive of Tula oblast
Postal code: 300000
Address: Russia, Tulskaya oblast, Tula city, Lenina Str., 44a
emails: gosarchiv@region.tula.ru archiv@region.tula.ru centrdocof@region.tula.ru

First of all try to contact the archive by the emails provided, attach the pictures of the documents you have to the emails too. If nobody answers you can send the written request because in some cases there is much more attention to such types of requests.

The comments of our visitors

Greg
Tula
Very well set out information and land marks, history and photos of places of interest nicely set out, keep up the good work and i will see you soon i hope for vacation.

Sponsored Links: