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'''Kirov Oblast''' is a region in [[Russia]]'s [[East Volga Region]], which borders [[Nizhny Novgorod Oblast]] to the southwest, [[Kostroma Oblast]] to the west, [[Vologda Oblast]] to the northwest, [[Arkhangelsk Oblast]] and [[Komi Republic]] to the north, [[Perm Krai]] to the northeast, [[Udmurtia]] to the southeast, and [[Mari El]] to the south.
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'''Kirov Oblast''' ([[Russian phrasebook|Russian]]: Ки́ровская о́бласть ''KEE-ruhf-skuh-yuh OH-bluhst’'') is a region in the [[Upper Volga]], bordering [[Nizhny Novgorod Oblast]] to the southwest, [[Kostroma Oblast]] to the west, [[Vologda Oblast]] to the northwest, [[Arkhangelsk Oblast]] and [[Komi Republic]] to the north, [[Perm Krai]] to the northeast, [[Udmurtia]] to the southeast, and [[Mari El]] to the south.
  
 
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* [[Kirov]] — the region's capital and principal city, on the [[Trans-Siberian Railway]]; it has sights to see, but is not very distinctive
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* [[Kirov]] the region's capital and principal city, on the [[Trans-Siberian Railway]]; it has sights to see, but is not very distinctive
* [[Kirovo-Chepetsk]] — the region's only other city, besides the capital, is a small industrial city and not a tourist destination
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* [[Kirovo-Chepetsk]] the region's only other city, besides the capital, is a small industrial city and not a tourist destination
* [[Kotelnich]] — a large town on the Trans-Siberian Railway with a cathedral; a good base for any expeditions off into the Nurgush Nature Reserve
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* [[Kotelnich]] a large town on the Trans-Siberian Railway with a cathedral; a good base for any expeditions off into the Nurgush Nature Reserve
* [[Zuevka]] — small town with a memorial museum to the great Russian painter Viktor Vasnetsov, who was born in this area
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* [[Zuevka]] small town with a memorial museum to the great Russian painter Viktor Vasnetsov, who was born in this area
  
 
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Kirov Oblast is probably about as close as you can get to a Russian version of the American "flyover city." The few sites of much interest to a tourist are in the capital, Kirov, but most Trans-Siberian Railway passengers will probably skip even that.
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Kirov Oblast is probably about as close as you can get to a Russian version of the American "flyover state." The few sites of much interest to a tourist are in the capital, Kirov, but most Trans-Siberian Railway passengers will probably skip even that.
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If you ever get to the city, note that Kirov is home to traditional  Dymkovo toys.[http://dymkovo-toys.ru/]
  
 
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Revision as of 18:02, 19 September 2011

Kirov Oblast (Russian: Ки́ровская о́бласть KEE-ruhf-skuh-yuh OH-bluhst’) is a region in the Upper Volga, bordering Nizhny Novgorod Oblast to the southwest, Kostroma Oblast to the west, Vologda Oblast to the northwest, Arkhangelsk Oblast and Komi Republic to the north, Perm Krai to the northeast, Udmurtia to the southeast, and Mari El to the south.

Contents

Regions

Cities

  • Kirov — the region's capital and principal city, on the Trans-Siberian Railway; it has sights to see, but is not very distinctive
  • Kirovo-Chepetsk — the region's only other city, besides the capital, is a small industrial city and not a tourist destination
  • Kotelnich — a large town on the Trans-Siberian Railway with a cathedral; a good base for any expeditions off into the Nurgush Nature Reserve
  • Zuevka — small town with a memorial museum to the great Russian painter Viktor Vasnetsov, who was born in this area

Other destinations

  • Nurgush Nature Reserve

Understand

Kirov Oblast is probably about as close as you can get to a Russian version of the American "flyover state." The few sites of much interest to a tourist are in the capital, Kirov, but most Trans-Siberian Railway passengers will probably skip even that. If you ever get to the city, note that Kirov is home to traditional Dymkovo toys.[1]

Talk

See Russian phrasebook.

Get in

Trains depart daily for Kirov from Moscow and take about 18 hours.

The Trans-Siberian Railway stops at Kotelnich, Kirov, and Zuevka (from west to east).

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Get out

The next major stops on the Trans-Siberian Railway are Galich, Kostroma Oblast to the west and Glazov, Udmurtia to the east.

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