Tula province consisting of 12 uyezds (districts) was established in 1777
by the decree of the empress Catherine II. In 1937 Tula region with the centre
in the Tula City was formed by the resolution of the Central Executive Committee
of the U.S.S.R.
Nowadays Tula region is an administrative -territorial formation as a part of
a Russian Federation belonging to the Central Federal District which includes
The region has an area of 25.700 square kilometers and borders on Moscow,
Ryazan, Lipetsk, Oryol and Kaluga Region.
The length of the territory: from north to south 200 km,
from east to west 190 km.
V.F. RUDNEV MUSEUM
You can know better the history of A I Д Russian navy in Savino village in
ULzaoksky district. There is V.F. Rudnev Museum there. V.F. Rudnev was a commander
of legendary cruiser Varyag, the hero of Russo-Japanese War, the rear admiral.
This museum was opened in February 2004 in commemoration of victory's centenary
gained by crews of Russian gunboat "Korietz" and cruiser "Varyag"
during the battle of Chemulpo Bay in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).
There are two main showrooms with exhibition in museum. There you can see
the unique exhibits from the museums union fund, collections of former V.F.
Rudnev Museum in Rusatino village, gifts from Central Naval Museum (St. Petersburg),
State Historical Museum (Moscow), Russian Navy General Headquarters and other
naval and nongovernmental organizations.
Tula region, Zaoksky district, Savino village Tel.: (48734) 4-15-29
There is a unique painting collection of XVIII-XIX, decorative and folk art
from the Tula Regional art museum's funds .