Pictures from Taganrog.

Taganrog was founded in 1698 by Russian tsar Peter I as the first port for the Russian navy. It is situated in the south of Russia at the Azov Sea coast (47 degrees of northern latitude, 56 degrees to the eastern longitude). The population of city now is more than 300 thousands. The city is an administrative part of Rostov-on-Don oblast (the distance between two cities is 70 km); the distance to the border with Ukraine is about 50 km. Taganrog is the large industrial center. The city is also famous as a native city of Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
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