Ermak Travel Guide

 

Tambov

Tambov

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

Description of Tambov

Tambov - a city in Russia, the administrative, economic and cultural center of the Tambov region, is also the administrative center of the Tambov district, which itself is not included, being an administrative-territorial unit a city of regional importance, forming the eponymous municipality of the urban district of Tambov. Tambov is located in the central part of the Oka-Don Plain on the channel of the Tsna River, 480 km south of Moscow.

It is the hub railway station (Tambov-I) of the South-Eastern Railway, from here there are lines to Michurinsk (towards Moscow), to Saratov (via Rtishchevo) and to Kamyshin (via Balashov).

Population - 293,661 people. (2018), and the population density is 3101 persons / km².

The city was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

 

 

 

Destinations in Tambov

Start walking along the River Tsna Promenade which is 2km-long and has two levels. You could see:

The Palace of Aseyev, a 19th century factory-owner.
Kazansky Cathedral.
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.
Monument to S. Rakhmaninov.

In the city center there are:
Catholic Temple.
Museum of regional studies.
Museum of Wolf
Museum of Sin
Theater of Lunacharsky.
Tambov Zoo

 

 

History of Tambov

Tambov was founded by the decree of Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich on April 17, 1636 (Old Style). Originally, it was a border fortress against attacks by the Crimean Tatars, but it soon declined in importance as a military outpost. It then became the region's administrative and trade center.

Roman Boborykin, the emperor's court menial (stolnik) and voivode was the town's first builder. Thanks to his experience, the fortress had been completed rapidly. Tambov was granted city status in 1719.

In 1779, Tambov Viceroyalty was formed, and on August 16, 1781, Empress Catherine the Great approved the city's coat of arms depicting a beehive, symbolizing the town's hardworking residents. This viceyorality was formed from southern parts of Ryazan Viceyorality and northern parts of Voronezh Viceyorality. In March 1786, the disgraced Russian poet and statesman Gavrila Derzhavin was appointed the governor of Tambov Governorate—a post that he held until December 1788. Even during that brief tenure he accomplished a great deal: a theater, a college, a dancing school, a printing business, an orchestra, and a brickyard were built. Tambov later erected a monument to Derzhavin.

In November 1830, during the Cholera Riots in Russia, the citizens of Tambov attacked their governor, but they were soon suppressed by the regular army. Later in the 19th century Tambov became a significant cultural center that supported a growing number of schools, libraries, and other institutions. By 1897, its population was more than 50,000 people.

During the Civil War, in 1920–1921, the region witnessed the Tambov Rebellion—a bitter struggle between local residents and the Bolshevik Red Army. In 1921, a Tambov Republic was established, but it was soon crushed by the Red Army under the command of Mikhail Tukhachevsky. Between 1928 and 1934, Tambov became okrug center in Central Black Earth Oblast. After dissolving the oblast on 13 June 1934, it became the raion center in Voronezh Oblast.Tambov finally became center of Tambov Oblast, which was created from oblasts of Voronezh and Kuybyshev on 27 September 1937. The oblast had present form after separation of Penza Oblast (formerly part of Kuybyshev one) on 4 February 1939.

During and after World War II, most of the Malgré-nous from Alsace-Moselle were jailed in "Camp #188" at Tambov. Between 4,000 and 10,000 French people died in this camp. In 1991, a 360-meter (1,180 ft) high guyed television antenna was built in Tambov.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

Get in
Tambov railway staion is 452km away from Moscow. There are direct trains arriving from Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Novorossiysk.

Airport Tambov serves flights from Moscow and Sochi.

Get around
Trolleybus, bus, marshrutka, taxi.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Derzhavinskaya (Державинская), 4 Lva Tolstogo sq. (The city center), ☎ +7 (4752) 48-35-00 (info@tambov-hotel.ru). Business-center, restaurant, bar, cafe, 24h reception, ATM, safe, excursions, taxi. 1600(single room)-7600RUB(VIP room).
Hotel Grand (Гранд), 4th floor, 176a Karla Marksa St., ☎ +7 (4752) 47-48-32,+7 (4752) 47-48-31,+7 (4752) 47-48-25 (grand-tambov@mail.ru, fax: +7 (4752) 47-48-25). Sauna, cafe-bar, concert hall. 2200RUB(single room)- 5600RUB(VIP room).

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Signor Pomidor, pizza-house at the House of Artist (Дом художника) bus stop.

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

Buy
Anything about the wolf, from souvenirs to vodka and sweets.