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Rostov-on-Don

Cultural tourism in Russia > Rostov region > Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don is located 1226 km from Moscow. Itoccupies the territory about 354 square kilometers. Its population — more than 1 million people.

Rosov-on-Don is the capital and administrative center of South Russian Federal Region. Rostov was founded in 1749 under the resolution of Empress Elizabeth. Elizabeth decided to build a custom house in the mouth of the river Temernik. TheSt. Dmitry Rosovsky fortress constructed in 1761 encircled this custom. Rostov received its name under the resolution of Tzar Alexander I (according toAugust, 17, 1806 Order ). Not far from Rostov another independent city grew and developed Nakhichevan, which was founded in 1779 by the Crimean Armenians. In December 1828 these two cities were united.

Famous people lived and worked in Rostov:F.F.Ushakov, I.P. Pavlov, G.Y. Gnesin, S.M. Budenny, V.F. Panov, V.A. Zakrutkin, M.A. Sholokhov, A.I. Solzhenitsin,etc.

A lot of excursions and tours, festivals, exhibitions, races and cruises are organized in Rostov.

There are a lot of places of interest in Rostov-on-Don.River Don Cornish Road is one of the most beautiful places in the city. One can walk down its shady alleys, visit cafes, watch the boats, take a boat trip down the river.

Rostov today is one of the biggest and beautiful cities in the South Region.

 
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