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* [[Samara]] — the capital has over one million residents, and was a closed city under the USSR for its role as a center of the Russian aerospace industry
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* [[Samara]] — the industrial capital has over one million residents, and was a closed city under the USSR for its role as a center of the Russian aerospace industry
 
* [[Novokuybyshevsk]] — a big oil city
 
* [[Novokuybyshevsk]] — a big oil city
 
* [[Syzran]] — the region's third largest city was founded as a 17th century fortress
 
* [[Syzran]] — the region's third largest city was founded as a 17th century fortress
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* Samara River Bend National Park (Samarskaya Luka)
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* Zhigulevsky Nature Reserve
  
 
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Samara Oblast is a heavily industrialized region along the Volga and Samara rivers. The region rose to prominence during WWII when its distance from the war front and abundant petroleum deposits made it an attractive area for a new industrial center. The region has little tourist infrastructure, but that in itself can make for interesting travel. The capital, Samara, is of particular interest since it is one of Russia's largest cities, formerly closed to all foreign visitors, and has lots to see and do.
  
 
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==Get in==
 
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There is a daily overnight train from [[Moscow], which leaves around 14:00 and arrives around 08:00 in [[Samara]].
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There is a daily overnight train from [[Moscow]], which leaves around 14:00 and arrives around 08:00 in [[Samara]]. Samara is also a major stop on the South Ural route of the [[Trans-Siberian Railway]].
  
 
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The next major stops on the South Ural route of the [[Trans-Siberian Railway]] to the west and east are [[Penza]] and [[Ufa]] respectively.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:47, 23 May 2007

Samara Oblast is a region in Russia's West Volga Region, which borders Ulyanovsk Oblast to the west, Tatarstan to the north, Orenburg Oblast to the east, and Saratov Oblast to the south.

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Cities

  • Samara — the industrial capital has over one million residents, and was a closed city under the USSR for its role as a center of the Russian aerospace industry
  • Novokuybyshevsk — a big oil city
  • Syzran — the region's third largest city was founded as a 17th century fortress
  • Tolyatti — this very large city was named after the Italian communist and is a major automobile producer; most of the icty was destroyed in a 1950s flood, but new cultural monuments have been since built, including the massive 2003 Cathedral of the Transfiguration

Other destinations

  • Samara River Bend National Park (Samarskaya Luka)
  • Zhigulevsky Nature Reserve

Understand

Samara Oblast is a heavily industrialized region along the Volga and Samara rivers. The region rose to prominence during WWII when its distance from the war front and abundant petroleum deposits made it an attractive area for a new industrial center. The region has little tourist infrastructure, but that in itself can make for interesting travel. The capital, Samara, is of particular interest since it is one of Russia's largest cities, formerly closed to all foreign visitors, and has lots to see and do.

Talk

See Russian phrasebook.

Get in

There is a daily overnight train from Moscow, which leaves around 14:00 and arrives around 08:00 in Samara. Samara is also a major stop on the South Ural route of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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Itineraries

Do

Eat

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Get out

The next major stops on the South Ural route of the Trans-Siberian Railway to the west and east are Penza and Ufa respectively.

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