Syzran is the Samara Region’s third city by population and stands on the right bank of the River Volga at the mouth of the River Syzranka. Syzran was founded as a city-fortress in 1683 to protects Russia’s expansion eastwards. Just one tower of this kremlin retains and is now the main calling card of the city.
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Solikamsk District of the Samara Region
On the River Volga
180km west of Samara, 570km south-east of Nizhny Novgorod, 890km south-east of Moscow
Samara Time (Moscow +1)
176,057 people (2014)
First Sunday in September