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Irbit, a town in Sverdlovsk Oblast, is a motor-bike capital of Russia. The foundation of Irbit was associated with the construction of first state ironworks in the Urals in 1630-1631.


Kasli is the capital of the Urals iron casting. The works of the Kasli Foundry include figurines, decorative dishes, decorative lattice that received prestigious awards at international exhibitions in Paris, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm and Milan.


Only by the road signs and brand local billboards Smile, you're in Verkhnyaya Salda, a car-driver traveling along the P-353 road can determine that he is moving in the heart of the global titanium metallurgy.


It is visible by the naked eye that the place where the Kamenka River flows into Iset is rich in iron ore: distinctive red streaks can be seen everywhere on the nearby rocks. At the end of XVII century the Abbot of the Dolmatovsky Monastery decided to take advantage of this feature of the local geology and requested this land from the treasury.


The town has a monument to Parasha-the Siberian girl. It is said that the girl walked on foot from Ishim to Moscow to beg forgiveness of Nicholas II for her father who was exiled to Siberia.


Karabash is notorious as the most polluted town in the world. It is said that this definition belongs to the UNESCO Commission; perhaps, this is just a phantasy of journalists. But the fact remains that the environmental situation in the town is terrifying.


The town is rightly considered the centre of the Volga region and the centre of the Russian culture in Chuvashia.


This town was initially called Tanalyk in the name of the eponymous river and was literally razed to the ground several years after it had appeared.


It is not easy to reach Voznesenka: you may choose only a bus from Uchalov as a public transport.


At first glance, Kimry is not much different from any other neglected provincial town with a rich history: the entire town is now represented by the remnants of the old buildings craving for capital repairs. Shabby walls create an absurd contrast with bright signs and billboards towering above them local traders are trying to adapt the architectural junk.


Vesyegonsk fits the description of a provincial town with a scent of indestructible agricultural past.


There is a feeling that the town stands right on the water.


The town of Nelidovo in Tver Oblast grew out of a railway station in the ancient village of Yotkino (or Iotkino). Yotkino has been known since XV century, and the working settlement of Nelidovo received a status of town after the World War II, in 1949.


The famous town of the flooded bell tower on the Volga River.


Vyshny Volochyok is famous for its canals which perfectly mix with the picturesque nature of the Valdai Hills.


Balakhna is hiding on the banks of Volga 34 km away from Nizhny Novgorod. Compared with the city where life rages, Balakhna seems to be asleep under a layer of a strong provincial web. Dense forests surrounding the town muffle the signals of civilization.


Balashov is an ancient town on the Khopyor River. The centre of the town is on the left bank, the right one has quarters of private houses overgrown with greenery of almost rustic appearance.


Glazov emerged as a village of thirty yards. When Glazovo village became a district town by the decree of Catherine II, not even a thousand of people lived there. Today the town is called the Northern capital of Udmurtia.


The old provincial town of Ustyuzhna cannot be called a tourist centre. However, those who have visited the place at least once, will definitely return.


The town of Totma stands on the river with an eloquent name - Sukhona - it is navigable only three months a year. However, Totma is considered to be almost the birthplace of Russian navigation.


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