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Tambov

Location

Tambov is situated in the center of Russia 480 km south-west from Moscow. It lies in a forest-steppe zone on the bank of the river Tsna and has got a temperate climate. Temperatures in Tambov vary from extremes of -20 C in January to +25 C in July and August.

Historical Tambov

Tambov was founded in 1636 as a fortress to protect the south-eastern borders of Moscow state from nomads’ raids. The fortress withstood a great number of assaults. For a century and a half Tambov served this purpose.

Gradually Tambov lost its defensive role to become a commercial town lying on the trade routs from Moscow to southern region of Russia.

The emblem of Tambov was approved in 1781. It represents a golden bee-hive and three bees on the azure background. They symbolize diligence and honey farming, one of the main occupations in the area. 1786-1788 are special years in the town’s history. At that time G.R. Derzhavin, an outstanding Russian poet and public figure, was the governor-general in Tambov. G.R. Derzhavin’s government had a great influence on the town. Modern Tambov is a large industrial town, a centre of chemical engineering, metal working and instrument engineering.

Cultural Tambov

Tambov has got glorious cultural traditions. Tambov drama theatre is one of the oldest in Russia. Tambov Museum of Regional Studies, a unique G.V. Chicherin Houses-Museum, and Museum of Medicine are also worth visiting.Such brilliant cultural workers as the composers S.V. Rachmaninoff and P.I. Tchaikovsky, the poets M.Yu. Lermontov and E.A. Baraty

nsky are connected with the Tambov region. Tambov is the venue for  the annual International Rachmaninoff Musical Festivals. The great Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov devoted his poem Tambov Treasurer’s wife to the town.

Student Tambov

There are a number of higher education institutions in Tambov. Tambov State University named after G.R. Derzhavin is distinguished among them as one of the biggest universities in the Central Black Soil Region. The University has all necessary facilities for training highly qualified specialists and doing research in various fields of science. Among the University’s partners there are over 100 educational and research establishments from Europe, North America, Asia and CIS.