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Aksay

 Aksay

 

 

 

Location: Rostov Oblast

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Aksay

Aksay is a small town in Rostov Oblast located 18 kilometers (11 miles) North- East of Rostov- on- Don. Despite its small size Aksay is famous by its many legends, underground tunnels that date to prehistoric times and strange creatures that are said to roam these halls. Needless to say it is one of the most famous paranormal and mysterious places in Russia.

 

 

History of Aksay

Aksay was originally found by Cossack units who traveled here escaping war and hardship with Polish Empire. It was fist mentioned as a stanitsa (Cossack village) Aksayskaya (Аксайская) in 1569. It was a strategic high ground of confluence of the rivers Don and Aksay and at the crossroad of roads that led to the capital of the Don Cossacks- Cherkassk. Aksay was repeatedly attacked by Turkish soldiers, Crimean Tatars and Nogai hordes. It was mentioned in a personal diary of a famous Russian poet Pushkin who spent a night here on June 1st, 1820 as he traveled to the Caucasus mountains. During World War II Aksayskaya was occupied by the German forces of Wehrmaht in 1941 through 1943. In 1957 Aksayskaya became known as Aksay along with granting it a status of a town.

 

Travel Destinations in Aksay

Muhina Creek (Мухина Балка)

 

 

Kobyakovo Hill (Кобяково городище)

 

 

 

 

Aksay Fortress

Aksay Military Historical Museum

 

 

Monument "Crossing" in Aksay

Postal Station (Aksay)

 

 

 

 


 

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Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

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