Add to favorite
russian visa

Balakovo is a Russian town located on the left bank of Volga River (The Saratov reservoir), 161 km to the northeast of Saratov.

It is a river port and a railway station. Its territory is 76 sq km and it has the population of 221.1 thousand people (as of 2012).

History of Balakovo

It was founded in 1762 as a village on Balakovka River by Old Believers who had come back from Poland.

The trade was mostly concentrated on grain, cattle and timber. In 1886 the inventor F.A. Blinov invented and constructed a steam caterpillar in Balakovo. In 1911 Ya.V. Mamin designed a wheel tractor there.

In 1913 it became Balakovo town, its name derived from the rivers name meaning balyk, i.e. fish in Turkic.

The town has a few museums, such as Chapayev's House Museum, Town History Museum, and a branch of the Radishchev Art Museum.

Tags: Balakovo     



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

  (Saratov Region)

Cities of the region


Russian scientists  Moscow  Tula  St. Petersburg Parks   Yandex  Russian journalists  Russian Internet users  Tanais   Chelyabinsk  Golden Ring of Russia  Free Events  Russia - My History  Brussels  Valdai national park  US sanctions  Russian Football clubs  Cars  Healthy Russian Recipes  Russian children  Russian Museum of Ethnography  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Cosmism  Russian tourism  Russian Actresses  St. Petersburg  Manege  Rostov-on-Don  Resorts  Uglich   Russian Cinema  guest author  Stroke Treatment  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian science  Red Square  comet  Theatre Festivals  Russian Health Cuisine  Russian business  Brass Band Festival  Russian hotels  Russian economy  Mikhail Bulgakov  Tretyakov Gallery  Swimming pool  Russian sport  migration in Russia  Nord Stream  Rosneft  politics 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites