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The History of Rostov Region
The Don region has rich history and culture, full of specific traditions
Lower Don has special geographic position. In the past it was crossed by
the migrating tribes’ routs and it played a great role in the history of the
population of the South Russian steppes and marked all spheres of national
culture of the region.
This big land has bright and rich history. It remembers Gunes’ Tribes invasions,
destroying blossoming cities, stood against Khan Batij and Khan Tamerlan army.
Here in Don Land Prine Sviatoslav won against Khazar Tribes.
Famous Razin, Boulavin, Pougatchev were collecting their national peasants
armies against the monarchy.
The Glory of Russian Military Fleet of Tzar Peter the First was born here.
Don Land still remembers the heroes of 1905 year Rostov Strike, 5th Guard
Don Cossack Corpus. The name of Rostov region is connected with the most famous
names of Russia : Tchekhov, Serafimovytch, Saryan, Sholokhov, Grekov and others.
Don Steppe was often fired by the Cossack and peasants’ strikes. Here a lot
of wars against monarchy being led by famous Stepan Razin, Kondratij Boulavin
and Emelian Pougatchev started.
1941 – 1943 Don were involved in the fierce battles with German invaders
trying to make their way to Volga and Caucasus Region. Mostly all the Rostov
Region Territory was under the invasion.
Rostov Region is often called the Land of the Still Don Waters. It means
a lot of gardens and endless steppe scopes, mines, seas and channels . If
to go into the past – Don was the main river – not Volga . Here in ancient
times Russian Fleet was born.
Pushkin and Tolstoy, Lermontov and Tchekhov, Gorky and Seraphymovytch, Fadeev
and Sholokhov, Fadeev and Sholokhov – these and other famous names which made
the Russian cultural history and are the glory of our motherland are connected
with Don Land.