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