Ulan Ude

Basic facts
Name in Russian Улан-Удэ
Name in Buryat Улаан Үдэ
Status Capital of the Republic of Buryatia
Location On the confluence of the River Selenga and River Uda
Distance 2,295km south-east of the Novosibirsk, 5,535km east of Moscow
Time Zone Irkutsk Time (Moscow +5)
Population 491,453 people (2014)
Founded 1666
Former Names Udinsk, Verkhneudinsk
City Day First Saturday after 1 September
Official Website http://www.ulan-ude-eg.ru/