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Description of Perm
Perm is a city in the east of the European part of
Russia, in the Urals, on the banks of the Kama River, lower than the
confluence of the Chusovaya River, the administrative center of the
Perm Territory and the Perm District, a transport hub on the
Trans-Siberian Railway, a river port, has the status of a city of
regional importance and a city district. Large diversified
industrial, scientific, cultural and logistic center of the Urals.
Population - 1 051 583 people. (2018). The city was founded in 1723
and in 1940-1957 it was called Molotov. In 1916, the first
university in the Urals was opened in Perm.
The name Perm is of Uralic etymology, likely of
Finno-Ugric origin (Komi-Permyak: Перем, Perem; Komi: Перым, Perym).
Komi is a member of the Permic group of Finno-Ugric languages, which
is also named for Perm. In Finnish and Vepsian perämaa means
"far-away land"; similarly, in Hungarian perem means "edge" or
"verge". The geologic period of the Permian (Paleozoic era) takes
its name from the toponym.
History of Perm
Perm is located in the old Perman area, which was originally
inhabited by Finno-Ugric peoples. Perm was first mentioned as the
village of Yagoshikha (Ягошиха) in 1647; however, the history of the
modern city of Perm starts with the development of the Ural region
by Tsar Peter the Great. Vasily Tatishchev, appointed by the Tsar as
a chief manager of Ural factories, founded Perm together with
another major center of the Ural region, Yekaterinburg.
the 19th century, Perm became a major trade and industrial center
with a population of more than 20,000 people in the 1860s, with
several metallurgy, paper, and steamboat producing factories,
including one owned by a British entrepreneur. In 1870, an opera
theater was opened in the city, and in 1871 the first phosphoric
factory in Russia was built. In 1916, Perm State University—a major
educational institution in modern Russia—was opened.
the outbreak of the Russian Civil War, Perm became a prime target
for both sides because of its military munitions factories. On
December 25, 1918, the Siberian White Army under Anatoly Pepelyayev
(who acknowledged the authority of the Omsk Government of Aleksandr
Kolchak), took Perm. On July 1, 1919, the city was retaken by the