Tambov

Tambov was originally founded as a fortress in the 17th century to protect Russia’s southern borders. Over the next centuries the citizens of Tambov and the surrounding areas gained a reputation for being hardworking. They also became known for their independence and rebellious nature, which was most famously demonstrated during the Tambov Rebellion against the Bolsheviks. The city has adopted a wolf as it symbol due to the Russian phrase “A Tambov wolf is your comrade” (“Тамбовский волк тебе товарищ”) which is said to show your distrust in the person you are talking to.

Tambov


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Тамбов
Status
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Tambov Region
Location
On the River Tsna
Distance
460km south-west of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
284,972 people (2014)
Founded
1636
City Day
12 June
Official Website
http://city.tambov.gov.ru/