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Opera and Ballet Theater in Samara, Russia
Opera and Ballet Theater on Kuybyshev Square in Samara, the administrative center of Samara Oblast in Russia.
Image: Pavel.Shulekin

About Samara

Samara Coat of Arms

Monastery of the Theotokos of Iveron in Samara
Monastery of the Theotokos of Iveron in Samara. Iviron Theotokos is an Eastern Orthodox icon of the Virgin Mary. The nunnery is the largest monastery complex in Samara.
Photo: Alexxx Malev
Satellite view and map shows Samara (Russian: Сама́ра), formerly known as Kuybyshev, an inland port in in the southeastern part of European Russia.

The city is situated south east of the Samara Bend of the Volga, a 180-degree bend, were the river is forced around the Zhiguli Mountains.
At the southeastern section of the bend the smaller Samara River flows into the Volga,

Samara is the capital, or administrative center, of an Oblast of the same name.

Some History
Established by czaristic Russia in 1586 by building a fortress. It was one of several fortress settlements along the Volga, to protect the Tsardom's trade routes on the Volga River.

The settlement fell to the Tatars in 1615 and to the Kalmyks in 1644. The rebellion of Tsar impersonator Pugachev took place here in 1773 to 1774. In 1851 the town became the administrative center of Samara Province. At the end of the 19th century Samara was one of the largest trade centers in the region, known as the "Russian breadbasket". [1]
In 1918 Samara was the center of the anti-Bolshevik government. In 1935, Samara was renamed Kuybyshev in honor of the Bolshevik leader Valerian Kuybyshev. From 1941 to 1943, while the Germans threatened Moscow, the Soviet government met in the city.

Points of interest
Samara embankment along the Volga River
The Samara embankment is a 5 km long stroll area along the left bank of the Volga river in the center of the city.
Photo: Konstantin ak63

Samara Embankment, a 5 km long pedestrial zone along the left bank of the Volga river, between Lesnaya Street and Samara river port.
Glory square (Ploshchad Slavy) with the Monument of Glory, a 13-m tall figure of a worker standing on a 40-meter pedestal, facing the Volga in old Samara.

Samara Regional Art Museum, ( is a Russian state museum founded in 1897. The art museum, has collections of Russian art from the 18th to the 20th centuries, and a unique collection of artworks of the Russian avant-garde. The museum is situated in the historical center of Samara.

Stalin's bunker, is a former subterranean air raid shelter located near Samara State University of Culture. The bunker complex was constructed between February and October 1942. The bunker is now a civil defence museum. During World War II, Kuybyshev (Samara) was chosen to be the alternative capital of the Soviet Union should Moscow fall to the invading Germans.

Samara Zagorodnyy Park, escape the noise of the city in this popular park on the bank of the Volga.

Samarskaya Luka National Park and Zhiguli Nature Reserve on the peninsula formed by the bend of the Volga River. The park and the reserve were added to the UNESCO Middle Volga Biosphere Reserve.

2018 FIFA World Cup
Samara is one of the 11 Russian cities that will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Samara's Cosmos Arena will host six matches of the World Cup, among others, the matches between Costa Rica and Serbia, and Denmark vs Australia.

Samara railway station
Samara railway station (вокза́л).
Photo: GoodKir
Samara is connected by the Ural Highway (M5).

The city is a major river port on the Volga River.

The city is linked by rail to Moscow and other major Russian cities. Samara's railway station is a stopover for many trains connecting European Russia with Siberia and the Russian Far East.

Zoom-out to find the location of Kurumoch International Airport (IATA code: KUF).
Samara's airport is located about 40 km (25 mi; 45 min) by road north of the city. The airport serves Samara and Tolyatti, the second largest city in the region.

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Google Maps: Map and Satellite View of the City of Samara, Russian Federation.
City Coordinates: 43°35′N 39°43′E
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