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Southern region

The southern region of Russia extends from the Azov Sea in the west to the Volga River in the east. The Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea coast are also included in the southern region of Russia, however, on the Geo Meridian portal they are a separate region, since it has a lot of places for recreation and travel.

Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar and Taganrog are the most interesting cities of the southern region. Also, the Mineralnye Vody district is in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains.

The Mineralnye Vody district includes such towns as Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk, Zheleznovodsk and Yessentuki, which are located at a short distance from each other. Actually, Pyatigorsk, Yessentuki and Zheleznovodsk are a single whole, and Kislovodsk is 30 kilometers to the south of them.

Each town has springs with different kinds of mineral water: sulphurated hydrogen water, Narzan water, radon water and many other waters. A lot of sanatoriums have been built there where many people are treated or recover after an illness. However, apart from being the center of mineral waters, these towns are just interesting resorts where it will be good to come for recreation.

It will be very interesting to visit the city of Volgograd, which was known as Stalingrad during World War II. It was almost completely destroyed during the Battle of Stalingrad and then restored. Nearly all monuments are associated with military history. The monument on the Mamayev Kurgan is very impressive. Also, you should visit the Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad and Pavlov’s House.

Rostov-on-Don is the largest city in the south of Russia. It is a relatively young city founded on the Don River in 18 century. Rostov-on-Don has a very interesting atmosphere of a southern city. The small town of Taganrog is on the coast of the Azov Sea. It is the birthplace of the famous Russian writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. The city of Krasnodar, which is the capital of Kuban, is 200 km to the south of Rostov.

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Sculpture of a soldier on the Square Fight to the Death at the foot of the monument Motherhomeland Calls
Narzan spring under the glass dome in the oldest Narzan gallery of Kislovodsk. It was built in 1894.
The entrance to the Dante Gorge in Hot Spring with the famous footprints on the mountainside
Balneary in Hot Spring resort on Thousand Pines Boulevard
Colonnade over the Olkhovka riverbed, built in 1912 in the Lower Park of Kislovodsk
Narzan spring under the glass dome in the oldest Narzan gallery of Kislovodsk. It was built in 1894.
At the site of industrial salt mining, the shore of lake Baskunchak consists of salt crystals that go deep for dozens of meters
The sculpture of St. Catherine - holy patroness of Krasnodar
Pushkin Gallery was built in Zheleznovodsk Kurortny Park in 1901
In the evening the Don river embankment is filled with people who came here to relax and walk
Assumption Cathedral and Prechistenskaya bell tower in the Astrakhan Kremlin - the main attractions of Astrakhan
Layers of multicolored rocks on the Big Bogdo mountain
Fractures of salt mines on Baskunchak lake, where the salt layers go deep for tens of meters
Military Cathedral is located on the large square of Ermak, the place of the cossaks army assemble
In the evening boats on Don river sail completely filled
The Cathedral of the Nativity of Holy Virgin Mary in Rostov-on-Don
The monument to Catherine II was installed in the Catherine Park in 1907
Tower above the palace of the Emir of Bukhara in Zheleznovodsk 
Rostov-on-Don. The Drama theatre of Gorky was built in 1935 is a monument of constructivism
Pyatigorsk eagle is the symbol of the whole region of Mineralnye Vody
Ostap Bender selling tickets at the entrance to the Proval
«Lermontov`s House» at the Lermontov Museum in Pyatigorsk 
Granite embankment of the Volga river in Astrakhan - the best place for evening walks
The Eastern side of the Mill Hegardt was attacked by the Germans, so this side is badly damaged