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Rostov-on-Don is located 1226 km from Moscow. It occupies 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.
The St. Dmitry Rosovsky fortress constructed in 1761 encircled this custom.
Rostov received its name under the resolution of Tzar Alexander I (according
to August, 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.