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The Astrakhan Kremlin
In XVII century Astrakhan consisted of three independent parts each of which had its own towns key. The Kremlin is a citadel of Astrakhan.
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The unbelievable creation in nature mountain Bogdo

The mountain Bogdo is unbelievable creation not only on Caspian lowland, but in all Russian plain. It keeps for us in petrify condition the rests of mesozoic era. In the mountain's precipices is a sea trias with petrified animals remains, living 200-250 millions years ago, such facts made this mountain be a true geological museum in open air. There is a cave labyrinth under the mountain.
North side is considered the highest side, consisting of five accreted rocks. West side is slowly lower and joined surrounding steppe. Not too deep caves, stone niches, numerous deepening, which look like on giant combs, all of that the creations of wind for many years. The mountain Bogdo is related to growing type of mountains.


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Astrakhan the land of singers and artists

Among the famous people having reserved bright vestige in native culture, there are  people which fate and life related with Astrakhan. On this land were born the first russian academician, the poet V.K. Tredjyakovsky, the first writer of fables I.I. Hemzer, the poet V.V. Khlebnikov.


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Hunting in the Astrakhan region
A person, who has never hunted and fished, is a deprived person.
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Religion in Astrakhan
Even an elect man, whose hand is almighty, who used to speak in haughty manner, is miserable, lost and worthless, like a grain of sand, before deeds of the Most High. Omar Khayam
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Walking along Astrakhan
Center of Astrakhan is a true museum on open air, where represented cultural and business way of life.
The Astrakhan Kremlin is the main sight of alive chronicle, individual historical architectural reserve museum. It is the wonderful monument of Russian defense fortification of the architecture XVI cent..

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Museums in Asrakhan
Among the famous people having reserved bright vestige in native culture, there are  people which fate and life related with Astrakhan. On this land were born the first russian academician, the poet V.K. Tredjyakovsky, the first writer of fables I.I. Hemzer, the poet V.V. Khlebnikov.
This museum is a true center of cultural life of Astrakhan. There are carried out musical and literary meetings.
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Theatres and cinemas in Astrakhan
Astrakhan is one of the theatrical cities in Russia. Theatrical performance was there in XVIII century. History of Astrakhan Drama Theatre is almost two hundred years.
At present time there four theatres in Astrakhan (a building one more is continuing). There are Astrakhan Drama theatre, Astrakhan Musical theatre, Astrakhan State theatre for children, Astrakhan Puppy Show. Among cinemas, a cinema Illusion should be mentioned, cinema October and cinema Grand River.
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Natural sights in Astrakhan region
Astrakhan region is stretched out more than 40 km2.  This region of unique nature and thanks to geographic peculiarities : on north and north - west it boarders with Volgograd region, on east with Kazakhstan , on west it boarders with Kalmykia Republic, and surrounded by Caspian sea.
The region is placed on plain surface of Near Caspian lowland. River net is formed by water meadow and complex Volga delta with a lot of branches.
Low Volga region is one of the beautiful places in Russia. Rich nature landscapes, including meadow, steep expanses, river sides forests, thick reed beds and rare flower lotus, islands, river branches and sand dunes, unique saline Baskunchak and unique creation mountain Bogdo.

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Fishing and hunting in Astrakhan region
At first through Astrakhan region flows the great river Volga, it is a symbol of Russia. Here this mighty river and Caspian sea are joined, forming a large river's delta in Europe. Delta of Volga represents itself numerous islands, divided by small and big rivers, vast shallow water with various plants. Delta of Volga is wonderful and consists of 500 branches, channel and small rivers. The main branches are - Bakhtemir, Kamyzyak, Old Volga, Bolda, Busan, Akhtuba.
Nature of Astrakhan region is various and rich.

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[2011-05-23 00:45:45]
Picturesque metropolis. Underdeveloped
suburbs...Very wealthy minority,
and most others working 12-16 hour days
just to survive...A beautiful city,
a challenging life...

     
 
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