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TopTripTip Made 50 Posts Of Tambov Sites
15.08.2017 15:09
TopTripTip Made 50 Posts Of Tambov Sites

About 50 sites of Tambov region were presented in an interactive mobile application "TopTripTip - Travel to Russia", according to the press service of the regional administration.

"The project for the iPhone and Android smartphones is implemented with the support of the Federal Agency for Tourism and with the support of the Russian Union of Travel Industry. The mobile app allows  quickly planning your trip in the region. It is available in offline mode. Attractions and routes are presented with a short description in English and Russian languages,"- said in a statement. The top ten most popular sites  include: manor of Aseev, Bogolyubskii cathedral, Estate "Ivanovka", Barska Mountain, Roman Catholic Church, a unique natural monument "Tree of Love", St. Basil's Cathedral, Tambov Quay, Catherine arboretum in Nikiforovsky area and the house-museum of I. Michurin.


“Tambov” is a Mordovian word meaning “deep pool”. Since Tambov territory was inhabited by the Mordovians, many places still keep their Mordovian names. The city of Tambov was founded in 1636 as a fortress to protect southern territories of the Muscovy from nomad attacks. Later, when borders moved southwards, the town lost its defensive status. For a long time the town looked like a large and unkempt village. In 1779 Tambov became the chief city of Tambov vicegerency, and seven years later famous Russian poet Gavril Derzhavin arrived to rule the town. Tambov’s coat-of-arms appeared in 1781 – it showed the hive and three golden bees on sky-blue, symbols of hardworking and beekeeping. Development of Tambov started only in 19th century – at that time 12 thousand citizens dwelled in the town. Alexander Kornilov became Tambov’s governor in 1838 and ruled the city for five years, bringing many good changes to the region. In 1843 Kornilov opened educational institution for daughters of bankrupt noblemen. The governor helped first Tambov newspaper “Tambov Regional News” to appear in 1943. Tambov hosted school for clerks, regional hospital and cultural centre. The middle of the 19th century brought launch of stone building construction – shopping arcade (Gostiny Dvor), public offices, grammar school for boys and Alexandrovsky institute. Later Naryshkin reading room, State Duma building and Nobility Assembly decorated the city. In 19th century Tambov was the centre for cereal wholesale and other industries developed very slowly. In 1897 the city was populated with 48 thousand people, and thirteen years later population reached 68400 citizens. In 1913 the city boasted water pipeline, electrical illumination, several secondary educational institutions, two colleges and over 30 other educational institutions. Before October revolution struck, Tambov’s largest enterprises were railway works with 800 workers and candle plant with 85 employers. Citizens also owned about 30 small plants.

      After Communists came to rule Russia almost all churches in Tambov were ruined and replaced with plants, clubs and educational institutions. Residential construction also developed rapidly, since the city turned to industrial centre, and new flats and houses were required. Standard 5- and 9-storeyed houses offered a solution to the housing problem. The World War II (Great Patriotic war) brought grief to the city and killed many Tambov dwellers. The city hosted zillions of refugees and served as an enormous hospital for wounded soldiers and civilians. Since Tambov was located very close to the front, large military elements were formed in the city for further transportation to war theatre. Today the city of Tambov is a large industrial centre, but also has many cultural and educational institutions for its population to follow the beat of civilization. Green areas on the banks of the river Tsna are perfect for having a rest and walking around.



Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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