Add to favorite
russian visa

Chebarkul is a Russian town (from 1951), an administrative center of Chebarkul District of the Chelyabinsk Region. It is located 78 km to the west of Chelyabinsk.

The towns population is 45.7 thousand people (as of 2005). It is situated in South Ural, on the eastern slope of Ilmensky Ridge, on the bank of Lake Chebarkul. The names of the city and the lake come from the Turkic language and mean a beautiful, motley lake.

History of Chebarkul

Chebarkul was founded in 1736 as a military settlement fortress on border of the Russian and Bashkir lands. Chebarkul Fortress protected southeast borders of Russia and was a transit point in food delivery to Cossack armies of the South Ural; later it became a large Cossack village.

The fortress was founded with consent of Bashkir khan Taymas Shaimov, the owner of the land on which construction was planned.

As a reward for that Shaimov received a saber, and Bashkirs were exempted from taxation.

During the Great Patriotic War a plant from the town of Electrostal was evacuated to Chebarkul. In the shortest terms, even in the course of construction works, the plant gave out the first production on the new place. Since 1993 the plant has been called JSC Uralskaya Kuznitsa (translated as Ural Smithy). One of the streets next to the plant was named after Electrostal.

Tags: Chebarkul     



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map

  (Chelyabinsk Region)

Cities of the region


Russian history  RSC "Energia"  Russian painters  Kostroma Museums  Yekaterinburg Fifa 2018  Monuments to People  Festivals in Moscow  Gourmet Tours  Exhibitions in Moscow  Moscow Museums  Russian Bears  Books  Russian Actresses  Russian regions  Disneyland   Republic of Tatarstan  space  Boris Nemtsov  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian oil companies  Novgorod Kremlin  Nalchik  Moscow Museum of Modern Art  Kamensk-Uralsky  Global Warming Effect  Lola Lonli  Tolstoy Weekend Festival  travel to Russia  Moscow  Speakers' Corner  migration rules in Russia  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Valery Bryusov  Flights to Moscow  Far Eastern Federal District  St. Petersburg  Russian Drama Theatre  Oleg Basilashvili   Russian business  computer skills  Russian shops  Moscow events  Russian beaches  Tula Region  Suzdal  Church  Russian Cinema  Russian Avant-Garde  Russian tourism  Lana Del Rey 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites