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№ 140 - Rostov-on-Don. 1749. Port of five seas

Wiki | Website GPS: 47° 14' 21.16" N, 39° 44' 33.97" E Nearest TS
Rostov-on-Don. 1749. Port of five seas Rostov-on-Don. 1749. Port of five seas
Rostov-on-Don. 1749. Port of five seas

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Rostov-on-Don Space Museum
344091, Rostov region, Rostov-on-Don, Stachki Avenue, 231/2
GPS: 47°12'41.97" N, 39°37'10.55"E

Mon-Fri 10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 16:00 Sat-Sun 13:00 - 15:00 Pre-registration for groups: +7 8632 297-80-04; 292-85-09; 237-61-86

Address: Rostov region, Rostov-on-Don Russia

The mouth of the Don River has been of great commercial and cultural importance since the ancient times. It was the site of the Greek colony Tanais, of the Genoese fort Tana, and of the Turkish fortress Azak or Russian Azov.

Rostov-on-Don was founded on December 15, 1749, as a customs house was set up on the Temernik River (a tributary of the Don) to control the trade with Turkey.

After the construction of the Volga-Don Shipping Canal in 1952 Rostov became a port of five seas: the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Caspian Sea, the White Sea, and the Baltic Sea.

Rostov-on-Don has experienced considerable economic growth in recent years, as the economy of Russia recovers nationwide. Numerous start-up companies have established headquarters in the city, the median income is increasing, and the city is being transformed from a place thrown back in time by the dissolution of the Soviet Union into a modern, industrial and technology-rich hub.