Add to favorite
russian visa

Znamensk is a town (since 1962) in the north of the Astrakhan Region of Russia, the administrative center of the military testing ground Kapustin Yar.

The town has the population of 32.5 thousand people (2009). It has the railway junction 85 km on line Volgograd Verkhny Baskunchak of the Privolzhsky railway. Not far from the town there is a military airdrome.

History of Znamensk

In 1946 decision on building a rocket testing ground there. Building of houses and administrative buildings was started in 1951. From 1.11.1962 the town was called Kapustin Yar and was also known as Kapustin Yar-1. Since 1992 it has been a restricted administrative and territorial entity. In 1993 the town was renamed into Znamensk.

Tags: Znamensk Astrakhan Region    



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map

  (Astrakhan Region)

Cities of the region


Robots  Explosives  international forum  Ozwald Boateng  Exhibitions in Moscow  Festivals in Moscow  Art Exhibitions  Russian Cinema  Yves Rocher  Russian Literature  Russian universities  Vasily Shukshin  Moscow  buy Russian designers  Red Square  Open-Air Concerts  Grisha Bruskin  Russian tourism  Russian cuisine  Board Of Guardians  Russian Stage Directors  Valery Grushin  Fyodor Emelianenko  accident  Garry Kasparov  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Space Physics  anniversary  New Year  Vladivostok  Russian history  Yevgeny Chubarov  Election 2012  Vera Maretskaya  Karelia   Awards  Russian population  Russian events  Spartak Moscow  Architecture of Chelyabinsk  Vasya Lozhkin  Russian business  protest actions  Future Shorts  Boris Nemtsov  Samara Region  Bashkortostan Republic  St. Petersburg  activity holidays  Book Illustrations 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites