Don Area
Don Region - history and culture

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Rostov-on-Don is one of the most important cities in the south of Russia. It was founded in 1749 at the place formally occupied by the Temernic Custom-House. Now Rostov is a city with more than 1 million residents and is also the industrial, scientific and cultural center of the North Caucasus area. The city is located on the crossroad of the North Caucasus, Central Russia and the Ukraine. Rostov-on-Don is the capital of the Don Cossack region and is ussually called "The Gates of the Caucasus".

Don Region is well-known of its cultural and folk traditions. It's the region of wide open spaces, the place where the Don river flows down into the Azov sea. Its prominent history and folklore attracts tourists from all over the world. The Rostov region is the native land of the famous Russian authors Anton Chekhov and Mikhail Sholokhov, the Winner of the Noble Prize for Literature.
Plently of history and architecture monuments
exist at present in the Don Area.
You can make a virtual tour to
The Churches of the Don River region.
The Churches of the Don River region The male choir of holy don starocherkassk monastery The male choir of
 holy don starocherkassk monastery
Russian National Gallery of Spiritual Painting
New Russian Gallery

Creations of metropolitan architects in the second half of XIX  - beginning of XX centuries 
in Rostov-on-Don Creations of metropolitan architects
in the second half of XIX - beginning of XX centuries in Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don Taganrog Novocherkassk Tanais Azov Starocherkassk
Rostov-on-Don Taganrog Novocherkassk Tanais Azov Starocherkassk