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The Rostov Region

The Rostov Region was founded on September 13, 1937. Its area is 100, 800 sq.km. and the population amounts to 4, 254, 6 thousand people (2013). The Rostov Region falls under the Southern Federal District and borders on the Volgograd Region in the east, Voronezh in the north, the Republic of Kalmykia, the Krasnodar and Stavropol regions in the south and Ukraine in the west. The capital is Rostov-on-Don with the population of 1, 049 thousand people. The distance between Vladikavkaz and Moscow is 963 km. The whole area of the Rostov Region fits into the same time zone as Moscow.

Tours to Rostov Region

Rostov-on-Don. The city is crossed by a geographical boundary between Europe and Asia - the southern bank of the Don refers to Asia, and the northern one to Europe. Since the 19th century, the title of the "Gate to the North Caucasus" has been attached to the city, due to the fact that there were no other railroads for transporting passengers and cargoes to the south, except for those that passed through Rostov. The distance between the city and the Sea of Azov is slightly over forty kilometers; thereby Rostov has access to five seas: the Azov, the Caspian, the Black, the Baltic and the White seas.

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin’s Nativity The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin’s Nativity was built according to the project of the architect K.A. Ton, in the shape of a cross. The high building of airy architecture gives the city special spirits.
Near the temple you can find a clean and modern Central Market. In the past, the temple was a bazaar.

The house of Margarita Chernova is one of the most beautiful tracery buildings, still preserved on Bolshaya Sadovaya Street in Rostov-on-Don. The two-storeyed mansion was built in 1899 by the famous merchant Elpidifor Paramonov, the admirer of Margarita Chernova, a famous actress of the 19th century. The magnificent building included a reception hall, in which Fedor Shalyapin sang.

Nikolai Gumilev recited his poetry on the scene in the corner of the building. Local old-timers told that under the former Chernova house as well as the whole yard there was a huge cellar, through which one could get into an underground passage leading to the Temernik River, and even into twisted mazes of ancient catacombs left here from the Greek settlement. Many neighboring rich mansions were connected with these mazes by underground passages.

The embankment of Fedor Ushakov The embankment of Fedor Ushakov — is the main resting place for the citizens and guests of the southern capital of Russia. The landmark of the embankment is sculptures, installed here in abundance. This is Nahalenok with his grandfather Shchukar, affable "Rostovchanka", and "Castle tree". And more recently new characters, such as: "Artist", "Don-father", "Fisherman", "Gregory and Aksinya in a boat" and others have appeared on the right bank of the river.

Aksay. There is a unique system of catacombs in this small town. They were dug by the inhabitants of Kobyakov ancient settlement for their cult needs in the beginning of our era. Later the succeeding generations zealously entwisted them with a network of new mazes. As a result, there is a real underground city under modern Aksai and its outskirts.

You can see the main sights of the Rostov region by joining our extended railway journey "Tea Express".