|About Russian Federation|
All over the world there is no country which would have more extensive territory than the Russian Federation. The record figures – about 17,1 million the square kilometers stretch from the east to the west of Eurasia’s continent.
Moscow is not only the capital and the largest city of Russia. A lot of significant events in a history of our country are connected with this city. Many centuries ago it was a unification of Russian lands around this small at those times town that became the beginning of Russian state’s formation. During several centuries Moscow - the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square - are the symbols of Russia.
Since ancient times on the banks of the Neva River and Ladoga Lake the Slavic tribes lived. A well-known «way from the Varangians to the Greeks» passed across the Neva River. At the beginning of the 16th century in the territory of modern St.-Petersburg there were some tens of villages.
The 13th century was the time when the princes were engaged in active reclaiming the new lands. The small cities-fotresses were constructed to fortify in conquered territories as better as it was possible. The most significant factor that was taken into account during the construction was a geographical position.
The pearl of «the Gold ring of Russia» is the city Yaroslavl located on the bank of the river Volga where the small river Kotorosl falls into it. The city was founded in 1010 by prince Yaroslav the Wise and named in his honour.
According to the chronicles, the city Pereyaslavl-Ryazanskiy was founded in 6603 from Creation of the World, otherwise in 1095, that was a year earlier, than Old Ryazan’s appearance.
The first settlement on a place of modern Rostov-on-Don was founded by Peter the Great during the Azov campaigns that happened within 1695-1696.
Ufa is the Russian city and the capital of Bashkortostan. The population of the city exceeds one million people. Ufa is located in a mouth of the rivers Ufa and the Dema where they are connected with the river Belaya. The city is divided into seven administrative districts.