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Founded in 1586, this region is situated in the center of the European part of Russia where the Volga and Samara Rivers meet. Once known as Kuybyshev or Kuibyshev , the city is approximately 800 kilometers (500 miles) southeast of Moscow. With a regional population of over 3.3 million, Samara was closed to foreign visitors prior to 1991.

We hope this list will continue to grow as more communities become represented on the World Wide Web so please be sure to let us know if you are aware of any other sites.

  • Image of Samara, Russia *

    An three-frequency space radar image of the city and surrounding area from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.

  • NUPI Centre for Russian Studies Database - Samara *

    Facts, statistics and information about the government is provided about this region.

  • Samara *

    A short description and a few photos are provided by Inna Tour Company.

  • Samara -- Encarta Concise Enclyclopedia Article *

    A description about this area in south central European Russia.

  • Samara Information Server *

    Many links about this city are provided - some of which are in Russian only.

  • Samara Region *

    Information contained here includes the history, culture, education and business. Some of the pages are in Russian only.

  • Samara Region & City *

    This informative site is from the Samara State Aerospace University and provides information and photos on both the region and the city.

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