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Voronezh

Essentials

The major city of Voronezh, with a population of over one million, was originally founded to protect Russia’s southern borders. By the end of the 17th Century Peter the Great had made the city the centre of Russian shipbuilding and the flagship Goto Predestinatsia was built here, which has now become one of the symbols of the city. During the Second World War much of the city was destroyed, meaning the city’s architecture is now predominantly Soviet. The city is also the unofficial capital of Russia's Black Earth Region. It is possible to visit Voronezh as a weekend trip from Moscow.

Voronezh


Basic facts
Name in Russian Воронеж
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Voronezh Region
Location On the River Voronezh
Distance 520km south of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 1,014,610 people (2014)
Founded 1586
Titles/Awards City of Military Glory
City Day Third Saturday of September
Official Website http://www.voronezh-city.ru/