Fascinating journey around Astana (Kazakhstan)
Astana can be safely called Central Asian Dubai, because that's what they have been called…

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Interesting facts about Peter
May be surprised, but St. Petersburg is a relatively young city. He is only about…

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What to see in Ryazan?
Ryazan is one of the oldest cities in Central Russia. It is believed that a…

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17 wonders of Montenegro
Montenegro is a small Balkan country whose population barely exceeds half a million people. Despite…

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Interesting facts about Kirov

We will continue our journey through Russian cities, today we’ve got a selection of interesting facts about Kirov. Novgorodians in 1174 captured the Mari city of Koksharov and changed its name to Kotelnich. And after seven years, approximately in 1181, they founded their city Vyatka, now Kirov. From all of this it follows that the year 1181 is the year of the foundation of Vyatka, although according to the law, the year of foundation is 1374. Continue reading