Add to favorite
 
russian visa
    Stary Oskol

The small provincial town of Stary Oskol is located 186km to the northeast of Belgorod. The history of the city starts from a small defense fortress called Ustoublinsky ostrog founded here in 1571. In 1593 Oskol Fortress was built to protect southern borders of the Russian State. Since that date the settlement has the official status of a town.

The citys name comes from the name of the Oskol river, on the banks of which it was founded. The Oskol river means the river of Osses (Osses is a tribe of Iran speaking Alans). In 1655 the city got the name of Stary Oskol (Old Oskol), as another city was renamed to Novy Oskol (New Oskol).

At present, Stary Oskol may be divided into two parts: a modern one and a historical center of the city. The center of Stary Oskol houses a great number of ancient buildings that still preserve their original look.

In the 19th century the town was an important commercial center with a number of fairs. Till present days locals preserve the tradition of regular trade fairs and public festivals and holidays. Regardless modern high-rise buildings, old mansions and narrow streets still define the image of the city.



Tags:      


Region:


City:






Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map

TAGS:
Russian sports  Jazz  Severobaikalsk  Festivals in Moscow  Kirov  stock exchange  Terror Acts  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Pskov  Andrey Illarionov  Vaccines  Maria Sharapova  Russian roads  Nikita Mikhalkov  Life Saving  travel to Russia  Kaliningrad  Russian ministers  Sochi taxi  Yartsevo  Graphic Art  Russian Astronauts  Kremlin  Andrey Zvyagintsev  Russian business  Sergei Ryazansky  monument to grandmother   Zhanna Bichevskaya  Moscow Architecture  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   Beer Labels  Russian Cinema  music  Hotel Rossiya  Russian tourism  Samara FIFA 2018  Russian websites  Russian regions  Russia-Peru  Russian science  Exhibitions in Moscow  Faberge Eggs  Astrakhan Region  Concerts in Moscow  Alexander Porokhovschikov  Russian Internet Week 2012  Republic of Bashkortostan  Moscow  Maduro  St. Petersburg 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites