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Kirov

Kirov

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Kirov

Kirov (until 1457 and from 1780 to 1934 - Vyatka, from 1457 to 1780 - Khlynov) - a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Kirov region and the eponymous municipal formation with the status of a city district. Located on the Vyatka River, 896 km northeast of Moscow. Population - 507 155 people. (2018), the population of the urban district - 533 231 people. (2018), the population of the Kirov agglomeration is estimated at 750 thousand people.

Historical, cultural, industrial and scientific center of the Urals. It is the most eastern city, founded in the times of ancient Russia.

 

 

 

 

History of Kirov

Khlynov was first mentioned in 1374. It was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Moscow in 1489 and became known throughout Russia for its clay statuettes and whistles. It was also managed by Khanate of Kazan and was known as "Hılın". The town's oldest surviving monument is the Assumption Cathedral (1689), an imposing structure surmounted by five globular domes.

In 1780, Catherine the Great renamed the town Vyatka and made it the seat of Vyatka Governorate. The town also served as a place of exile, notably for Alexander Herzen, Alexander Vitberg, and Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin. By the end of the 19th century, it was an important station on the Trans-Siberian railway. In December 1934, it was renamed for the Soviet leader Sergey Kirov, who had been assassinated on December 1. However, whilst the name Kirov has remained since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, numerous institutions such as the university bear the former name of Vyatka.

 

 

 


 

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