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Rostov-on-Don (English)
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Collage of Rostov
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Location of Rostov Oblast in Russia
Rostov-on-Don is located in Rostov Oblast
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Location of Rostov-on-Don in Rostov Oblast
Coordinates: 47°14′N 39°42′E / 47.233°N 39.700°E / 47.233; 39.700Coordinates: 47°14′N 39°42′E / 47.233°N 39.700°E / 47.233; 39.700
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Rostov-na-Donu flag.svg
Coat of arms
Flag
City Day Third Sunday of September[citation needed]
Administrative status (as of May 2011)
Country Russia
Federal subject Rostov Oblast[1]
Administratively subordinated to Rostov-na-Donu Urban Okrug[1]
Administrative center of Rostov Oblast,[citation needed] Rostov-na-Donu Urban Okrug[1]
Municipal status (as of November 2008)
Urban okrug Rostov-na-Donu Urban Okrug[2]
Administrative center of Rostov-na-Donu Urban Okrug[2]
Mayor[citation needed] Mikhail Chernyshyov[citation needed]
Statistics
Area 348.5 km2 (134.6 sq mi)[3]
Population (2010 Census) 1,089,261 inhabitants[4]
Rank in 2010 10th
Population (2014 est.) 1,109,800 inhabitants[5]
Density 3,126 /km2 (8,100 /sq mi)[6]
Time zone MSK (UTC+04:00)[7]
Founded December 15, 1749[citation needed]
City status since 1807[citation needed]
Postal code(s)[8] 344000–344002, 344004, 344006, 344007, 344009–344013, 344015, 344016, 344018–344023, 344025, 344029, 344030, 344032–344034, 344037–344039, 344041, 344045, 344048, 344050, 344052, 344055, 344056, 344058, 344064, 344065, 344068, 344069, 344072, 344079, 344082, 344090–344095, 344101, 344103, 344111–344114, 344116, 344700, 344880, 344890, 344899, 344960–344965, 344999, 901078, 995100
Dialing code(s) +7 863[citation needed]
Official website
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Rostov-on-Don (Russian: Росто́в-на-Дону́, tr. Rostov-na-Donu; IPA: [rɐˈstof nə dɐˈnu]) is a port city and the administrative center of Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia. It lies to the southeast of the East European Plain, on the Don River, 32 kilometers (20 mi) from the Sea of Azov. The southwestern suburbs of the city abut the Don River delta. Population: 1,089,261 (2010 Census);[4] 1,068,267 (2002 Census);[9] 1,019,305 (1989 Census).[10]

History[edit]

From establishment to the early 20th century[edit]

Since ancient times, the area around the mouth of the Don River has held cultural and commercial importance. Ancient indigenous inhabitants include the Scythian, Sarmat, and Savromat tribes. It was the site of Tanais, an ancient Greek colony, Fort Tana, under the Genoese and Fort Azak in the time of the Ottoman Empire.

On December 15, 1749, a custom house was established on the Temernik River, a tributary of the Don, by edict of Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, in order to control trade with Turkey.[citation needed] It was co-located with a fortress named for Dimitry of Rostov, a metropolitan bishop of the old northern town of Rostov the Great. Azov, a town closer to the Sea of Azov on the Don, gradually lost its commercial importance in the region to the new fortress.

In 1756, the "Russian commercial and trading company of Constantinople" was founded at the "merchants' settlement" (Kupecheskaya Sloboda) on the high bank of the Don. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, with the incorporation of previously Ottoman Black Sea territories into the Russian Empire, the settlement lost much of its militarily strategic importance as a frontier post.

In 1796, the settlement was chartered and became the seat of Rostovsky Uyezd within Novorossiysk Governorate. In 1806, its name was changed to Rostov and later Rostov-on-Don. During the 19th century, due to its river connections with Russia's interior, Rostov developed into a major trade center and communications hub. A railway connection with Kharkiv was competed in 1870, with further links following in 1871 to Voronezh and in 1875 to Vladikavkaz.

Concurrent with improvements in communications, heavy industry developed. Coal from the Donets Basin and iron ore from Krivoy Rog supported the establishment of an iron foundry in 1846. In 1859, the production of pumps and steam boilers began. Industrial growth was accompanied by a rapid increase in population, with 119,500 residents registered in Rostov by the end of the nineteenth century along with approximately 140 industrial businesses. The harbor was one of the largest trade hubs in southern Russia, especially for the export of wheat, timber, and iron ore.

In 1779, Rostov-on-Don became associated with a settlement of Armenian refugees from the Crimea at Nakhichevan-on-Don The two settlements were separated by a field of wheat. In 1928, the two towns were merged. The former town border lies beneath the Teatralnaya Square of central Rostov-on-Don. By 1928, following the incorporation of the hitherto neighboring city of Nakhichevan-on-Don, Rostov had become the third largest city in Russia.

In the early 20th century, epidemics of cholera during the summer months were not uncommon.

20th century[edit]

A fountain in the Park of Revolution

During the Russian Civil War, the Whites and the Reds contested Rostov-on-Don, then the most heavily industrialized city of South Russia. By 1928, the regional government had moved from the old Cossack capital of Novocherkassk to Rostov-on-Don.

During World War II, German forces occupied Rostov-on-Don (for seven days from November 21, 1941 after attacks by the German first panzer army in the battle of Rostov and for seven months from July 24, 1942 to February 14, 1943). The town was of strategic importance as a railway junction and a river port accessing the Caucasus, a region rich in oil and minerals. It took ten years to restore the city from the ruins of World War II.

In the Soviet years, the Bolsheviks demolished two of Rostov-on-Don's principal landmarks, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1908) and St. George Cathedral (1783–1807).

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Municipal duma in central Rostov-on-Don

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as Rostov-na-Donu Urban Okrug—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.[1] As a municipal division, this administrative unit also has urban okrug status.[2]

City districts[edit]

Rostov-on-Don is divided into eight city districts:[11]

View of Kirovsky City District
City District Population Census
1 Voroshilovsky 213 802
2 Zheleznodorozhny 102 044
3 Kirovsky 65 322
4 Leninsky 80 240
5 Oktyabrsky 165 874
6 Pervomaysky 180 061
7 Proletarsky 120 665
8 Sovetsky 175 725

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 census recorded the population of Rostov-on-Don at 1,089,261 making it the tenth most populous city in Russia.[4]

Demographic evolution
1811 1840 1897 1926 1956 1967 1982 1990
4,000 12,600 119,500 327,700 552,000 757,000 966,000 1,013,300
1995 2002 2006 2010 2012 2013 2014
1,026,000 1,068,000 1,054,900 1,089,900 1,099,500 1,103,700 1,109,800

Climate[edit]

Albert Parry, born in 1901 in Rostov-on-Don, wrote of the summers of his childhood:

There were sultry days of brassy sun, but also cool evenings on the balconies facing the Don River, with the soft glow of charcoal in the samovar, with the ripe cherries crushed by your spoon against the bottom and sides of your glass of scalding tea.[12]

Rostov-on-Don lies in a humid continental climate (Dfa).[13] The winter is moderately cold, with an average February temperature of −3.1 °C (26.4 °F). The lowest recorded temperature of −31.9 °C (−25.4 °F) occurred in January 1940. The summers are long, warm, and sunny. July temperatures average +23.3 °C (73.9 °F). The city's highest recorded temperature of +40.1 °C (104.2 °F) was reported on 1 August 2010. The mean annual precipitation is 643 millimeters (25.3 in), the average wind speed is 2.7 m/s, and the average air humidity is 72%.[14]

Climate data for Rostov-on-Don
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.0
(59)
19.8
(67.6)
26.0
(78.8)
33.6
(92.5)
35.6
(96.1)
38.4
(101.1)
39.6
(103.3)
40.1
(104.2)
38.1
(100.6)
31.0
(87.8)
23.1
(73.6)
18.5
(65.3)
40.1
(104.2)
Average high °C (°F) −0.1
(31.8)
0.7
(33.3)
6.9
(44.4)
16.1
(61)
22.3
(72.1)
26.6
(79.9)
29.2
(84.6)
28.8
(83.8)
22.6
(72.7)
15.0
(59)
6.3
(43.3)
1.2
(34.2)
14.6
(58.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−3.1
(26.4)
2.2
(36)
10.6
(51.1)
16.8
(62.2)
20.9
(69.6)
23.3
(73.9)
22.6
(72.7)
16.7
(62.1)
10.0
(50)
2.9
(37.2)
−1.7
(28.9)
9.9
(49.8)
Average low °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−5.6
(21.9)
−0.9
(30.4)
6.1
(43)
11.4
(52.5)
15.8
(60.4)
18.0
(64.4)
16.9
(62.4)
11.8
(53.2)
6.2
(43.2)
0.3
(32.5)
−4.0
(24.8)
5.9
(42.6)
Record low °C (°F) −31.9
(−25.4)
−30.9
(−23.6)
−28.1
(−18.6)
−10.4
(13.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
−0.1
(31.8)
7.6
(45.7)
2.6
(36.7)
−4.6
(23.7)
−10.4
(13.3)
−25.1
(−13.2)
−28.5
(−19.3)
−31.9
(−25.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 59
(2.32)
53
(2.09)
51
(2.01)
47
(1.85)
56
(2.2)
70
(2.76)
53
(2.09)
44
(1.73)
49
(1.93)
39
(1.54)
53
(2.09)
69
(2.72)
643
(25.31)
Avg. precipitation days 4 5 7 12 11 9 10 8 9 9 12 10 106
Mean monthly sunshine hours 65.1 84.1 127.1 189.0 263.5 285.0 313.1 294.5 240.0 158.1 63.0 37.2 2,119.7
Source: pogoda.ru.net,[15] Hong Kong Observatory[16] for data of sunshine hours

Symbols[edit]

Coat of arms of Rostov-on-Don

In December 1996, Rostov-on-Don adopted a coat of arms, a flag and a mayoral decoration as the symbols of the town. The first coat of arms of Rostov-on-Don was designed in 1811 and approved by the Tsar. In 1904, some changes were made. One lasting oil painting of the coat-of-arms is kept in the regional local history museum but its accuracy and authenticity is uncertain. In June 1996, the Rostov-on-Don City Duma adopted a variant of the coat-of-arms in which a tower represents the St. Dimitry Rostovsky Fortress. The ancient Russian arms reference the role Rostov played in the defense of Russia's borders. The coat-of-arms adorns the mayor's decoration but all other cases of its use are first considered for approval by the City Duma.

Flag[edit]

Flag of Rostov-on-Don

The flag of Rostov-on-Don was approved by the Duma on September 20, 1864. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries the home guard regiments, which defended the Southern borders of Russia, were raised under this flag.[citation needed] The "Flag of Rostov" is kept in the town's municipal building under glass. Its length is 1,370 millimeters (54 in) and width, 850 millimeters (33 in). The flag is taken out of the building only on Victory Day and Rostov-on-Don Day by a guard of honor.[citation needed]

In 1870, an oval shape mayoral decoration wrought from precious or semi-precious white metal was introduced. On the front is written "Rostov-on-Don" at the top, the Rostov-on-Don coat-of-arms is in the center and the inscription, "Mayor of the City" is written at the bottom. On its reverse side, the day of its adoption, April 9, 1996, is recorded. The decoration is worn over the suit on a large chain. The mayor returns the decoration to the Duma on his or her retirement from office.[citation needed]

The Emblem of the Don Host Oblast was introduced in July 5 (18), 1878. The flag of the All Great Don Army was introduce in May 1918 on the "Circle of the Don Saving".[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Economy[edit]

Central market near the Nativity Cathedral

Overview[edit]

View of Rostov, May 2007

Rostov's favorable geographical position at trading crossroads promotes economic development. The Don River is a major shipping lane connecting southwestern Russia with the north. Rostov-on-Don is a trading port for Russian, Italian, Greek and Turkish merchants selling, for example, wool, wheat and oil. It is also an important river port for passengers. The Rostov-on-Don agricultural region produces one-third of Russia's vegetable oil from sunflowers.[18]

Volga–Don Canal[edit]

With the construction of the Volga-Don Shipping Canal in 1952, Rostov-on-Don became a port of five seas: the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Caspian Sea, the White Sea, and the Baltic Sea.

Modern industry[edit]

In modern times, Rostov-on-Don has experienced economic growth. Numerous start-up companies have established headquarters in the city, the median income is increasing, and the city is being transformed into a modern, industrial and technology-rich hub. For instance, Rostov-on-Don is a center for helicopter and farm machinery manufacturing.[19] The "Tebodin" engineering company opened its fourth office in Rostov-on-Don in June 2010.[20]

Market produce[edit]

  • Fresh river fish
  • Fruit, vegetables and berries, including strawberries, watermelons, melons, tomatoes, potatoes, peper.[21]
  • Fresh flowers, including sunflowers.

Transportation[edit]

Administration building of the North-Caucasian railway

Rostov-on-Don is a major transport center. Some refer to it as the "gateway to the Caucasus".[22]

Public transport in Rostov-on-Don includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, and marshrutkas (routed cabs). The Rostov Metro is under development.

The Rostov-on-Don Airport caters for domestic travel, as well as flights to and from the former C.I.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. Its IATA code is "ROV".[23][24] Donavia airlines (formerly "Aeroflot Don") has its head office in Rostov-on-Don.[25] The Bataysk military aerodrome (which is located 5.0 miles (8.0 km) northwest of the city center) may be developed into a new airport hub for Southern Russia.

The international river port[26] specializes in the packaging and freighting of minerals and timber. Shipping information is published on line.[27][28]

The main railway stations in Rostov-on-Don are "Rostov-Glavny" and "Rostov-Prigorodny". The "St. Petersburg-Rostov-Caucasus" railway crosses the territory of Rostov-on-Don.[29] The North Caucasus Railway offices are in Rostov-on-Don.

Several highways of federal and regional significance cross Rostov. The M-4 “Don” route passes Rostov to the east and crosses the Don river in the Aksay city area. The “Rostov-Novoshakhtinsk” starts from the Northern housing block area of the city running north to connect with the M-4 “Don” route between Shakhty and Novoshakhtinsk.

The Greater Rostov[edit]

Rostov (in center) and vicinities: Bataysk to the south, Azov to the south-west, Chaltyr village to the north-west, Novocherkassk to the northeast (satellite image by Landsat-5, 2010-06-10)

Ministry of Regional Development of Russia has prepared a program to create eight “Super Cities”, that is, agglomerated centers with multimillion populations. The project includes the Rostov Oblast as well. “The Greater Rostov” metropolitan area will include the cities of Rostov-on-Don, Novocherkassk, Taganrog, Aksay, Bataysk and Azov.[citation needed]

Communications[edit]

In 1929, the first automatic telephone exchange in Russia with a capacity of 6,000 numbers commenced in Rostov-on-Don.[30] Since 2004, standard telephone numbers in Rostov-on-Don have been seven digits in length. Since 2009, city numbers have begun with "2"[31] The city dialing code is "863".

Education[edit]

Rostov-on-Don hosts higher educational establishments, including universities, academies,[32] secondary schools of vocational training including colleges, technical schools, specialized schools,[33] and elementary schools of vocational training including lyceums, professional colleges[34] and schools of general education.[35]

The largest educational establishments of the city include:

  • Southern Federal University[36]
  • Don State Technical University
  • Rostov State University of Economy
  • Rostov State University of Transport Routes (The Railway Engineers' University)
  • Rostov State University of Economy
  • Rostov State University of Civil Engineering
  • Rostov State Medical University
  • Rostov State Conservatory named after Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Branch of the Moscow State Academy named after F.F. Ushakov
  • Rostov Eparchy Religious College
  • Rostov Institute of Advocacy of Entrepreneurs
  • Rostov Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Rostov International Institute of Economy and Management
  • Rostov Juridical Institute of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Rostov Institute of Physical Training and Sports (branch of the Cuban State University of Physical Training, Sports and Tourism)
  • Rostov Social & Economic Institute
  • Rostov branch of Moscow Institute of Economy, Management and Law
  • South-Russian Institute of the Humanities
  • North-Caucasian Academy of Public Service
  • North-Caucasian Institute of Anthropology and Applied Psychology
  • The Modern University for the Humanities
  • Russian State University of Trade & Economy
  • Institute of Management, Business and Law,
  • Rostov Institute of Law of the Russian Juridical Academy of the Russian Federation
  • Rostov State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
  • Rostov College of Arts named after M.B. Grekov.

There is also is a French cultural centre (Alliance Francaise),[37] a British Council and German Goethe Institute (DAAD and Bosch foundation), and a Korean Cultural Centre.

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РГУПС.jpg
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Southern Russian humanitarian institute Rostov-on-Don.jpg
Southern Federal University Rostov State University means of communication Don State technical University Institute of management, business and law

Culture[edit]

Maxim Gorky Academic Drama Theater
Rostov Regional Academic Theater of the Youth
Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Russian & Armenian Friendship

The most conspicuous architectural feature of the central part of the city is the Cathedral of Virgin's Nativity (1860–1887), designed by Konstantin Thon.

Libraries[edit]

Rostov-on-Don's libraries include:

  • The Don State Public Library,
  • Central Library named after Maxim Gorky,
  • Regional Children’s Library named after V.M. Velichkina
  • Rostov Regional Special Library for the Blind,
  • Scientific Library of the Medical University,
  • Central State Children’s Library named after Lenin
  • Children’s Library named after A.S. Pushkin
  • Children’s Library named after Mayakovsky
  • South-Russian Don State Public Library.

Theaters[edit]

In the Academic Drama Theater named after Maxim Gorky works Mikhail Bushnov, who is the national artist of the USSR and an honorary citizen of Rostov-on-Don.[38]

  • Maxim Gorky Academic Drama Theater
  • Rostov State Puppet Theater
  • Rostov Regional Academic Theater of the Youth
  • Rostov Musical Theater
  • Philharmonic center
  • Theater 18+
  • Kim Nazaretov jazz center

Museums[edit]

The small collections of the Art Gallery and the Museum of Arts include some works by Repin, Surikov, Perov, Levitan, Aivazovsky as well as of modern Rostov artists.

  • Museum of Local Lore
  • Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Fine Arts on Dmitrovskaya
  • Museum of Russian & Armenian Friendship
  • Pioneer and Railway Museum and Children's Railway

Other facilities[edit]

Other facilities include seven stadiums, a Palace of Sports, a circus, a zoo[39] botanical gardens and parks.[40] Rostov-on-Don hosts the North Caucasian Science Center and research institutes. The city is also home to a Starbucks coffee chain, a true rarity in this geographical area of Russia.[41]

Religion[edit]

The Administration of Rostov and Novocherkassk Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church is located in Rostov. In Rostov-on-Don are the Roman Catholic "Church of the Lord's Supper", the Old Believers' temple, a synagogue[42] a mosque, Armenian and Greek churches, and the Diamond Way Buddhist Center of the Karma Kagyu Tradition.[43]

Храм святой равноапостольной Нины, Ростов-на-Дону.jpg
Храм Святого Великомученика и целителя Пантелеимона, Ростов-на-Дону.jpg
Храм во имя святителя Демитрия, Митрополита Ростовского (Ростов-на-Дону).jpg
Свято - Георгиевский храм, Ростов-на-Дону.jpg
Pokrov's Square Rostov.jpg

Mass media[edit]

Rostov TV

The construction of the Rostov TV center began in 1956 and was completed on 26 April 1958. The first television program was broadcast on 30 April 1958. Color television was first broadcast in 1974. Radio transmission began in Rostov-on-Don on October 17, 1975. In 2009, there were fourteen FM radio stations in Rostov-on-Don.

Sports[edit]

Rostov-on-Don is one of the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup. A huge development is planned on the left bank of the Don River, which includes a soccer stadium to host the games during the championship.

Club Sport Founded Current League League
Rank
Stadium
FC Rostov Football 1930 Russian Premier League 1st Olimp – 2
SKA Rostov-on-Don Football 1937 Russian Second Division 3rd SKA SKVO Stadium
Ataman Rostov-on-Don Basketball 2010 Russian Basketball Super League 2nd Express CSC
Rostov-Don Handball 2010 Woman's Handball Championship 1st Sport-Don Sports Palace
HC Rostov Ice hockey 2006 Russian Hockey League 3rd Sport-Don Sports Palace[44]

The Rostov-on-Don women's handball team plays in the Russian Handball Championship. The men's team is known as the "TIBL - Group".

Notable people[edit]

Notable people include, Alexander Suvorov military commander, Yelena Produnova artistic gymnast, Yulia Belokobylskaya artistic gymnast, Andrei Chikatilo (1936–1994), a serial killer and Alexander Pechersky (1909–1990), a leader of the rebellion at the Sobibor extermination camp.

Writers and poets[edit]

Authors of Rostov-on-Don include Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Sholokhov, Zakrutkin, Fadeyev, Safronov, Kalinin, Alexander Pushkin, Maxim Gorky, Sergey Yesenin, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Zhdanov and Mikael Nalbandian. After visiting Rostov in 1831, Pushkin published his poem "The Don". The monument to Pushkin on Pushkin Boulevard is dedicated to these events. Maxim Gorky, worked as a docker in Rostov-on-Don in his youth. Vera Panova (1905–1973) was a Soviet era writer. Modern era includes such names as Danil Korezky and Tony Vilgotsky. A monument to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who lived in the city for 18 years and studied mathematics at Rostov University, is being planned by city authorities.

Musicians, composers and singers[edit]

Musicians from Rostov-on-Don include Efrem Zimbalist the violinist,[45] Zaslavsky, Kim Nazaretov, Modest Mussorgsky, the pop music singer Irina Allegrova (1952), Yuri Bashmet, the post-punk band Motorama, Sergey Vladimirovich Rodionov, Eva Rivas (1987), Mikhail Puntov (1995) and the rap band Kasta.

Actors, directors and playwrights[edit]

Actors and playwrights of Rostov-on-Don include, Maretskaya, Mikhail Shchepkin, Yevgeniya Glushenko, Alexander Kaidanovsky (1946–1995), Evgeny Shvarts (1896–1958), Nikolai Sorokin (1952–2013) and Sergey Zhigunov (1963). Marion Gering, noted for his stage and film productions in the United States, was born in the city.

Architects and artists[edit]

Architects and artists of the city include Yevgeny Vuchetich, Seyran Khatlamajyan, Ashot Melkonian, Natalia Duritskaya, Martiros Saryan (1880–1972), Roman Chatov (1900–1987)

Scientists and adventurers[edit]

Scientists and explorers include, doctors N. Bogoraz and S. Fedosov, scientists Dmitri Mendeleev, A. S. Popov, L. P. Pavlov, George Sedov the Arctic Sea explorer, Yakov Frenkel (1894–1952) a solid-state physicist, Svyatoslav Fyodorov (1927–2000), ophthalmologist, Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942), psychoanalyst.

Other[edit]

Tourist sites and excursions[edit]

  • Local bazaars and markets of fresh fish
  • Bridges over the Don river and embankment
  • Don River lookout
  • Armenian Holy Cross Church
  • Rostovchanka statue
  • River Steamboat rides
  • Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin
  • Pushkinskaya Street
  • Maxim Gorky Park
  • Traditional Cossack villages (stanitsas)
  • State Sholokhov museum and reserve
  • Azov ancient fortress
  • Rostov circus
  • Rostov state opera and ballet theater
  • Monastery of St. Jacob

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Rostov-on-Don is twinned with:[46]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Law #238-ZS
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  5. ^ Численность населения Российской Федерации по муниципальным образованиям на 1 января 2014 года. — М.: Федеральная служба государственной статистики Росстат, 2014. — 528 с. (Табл. 33. Численность населения городских округов, муниципальных)
  6. ^ The value of density was calculated automatically by dividing the 2010 Census population by the area specified in the infobox. Please note that this value may not be accurate as the area specified in the infobox does not necessarily correspond to the area of the entity proper or is reported for the same year as the population.
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