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Astrakhan is a city in Russia, administrative center of Astrakhan region. Located in the upper part of Volga river Delta, on 11 Islands of the Caspian depression. Located 1500 km from Moscow. Is a sea and river port of the Volga-Caspian basin. It is considered a monopolist for the production of sulfur. The internal division of the city is represented by four administrative districts. The population of 520,7 thousand people, 69,69% Russian, 14,19% of the Kazakhs, of 7.02% Tatars, a little more than 1% of Ukrainians and Chechens.

Telephone code: 7 851 2. Postcode: 414000. Car code: 30.

the First mention of the city dates back to XIII century. There are about twenty names of ancient Astrakhan: Astrakhan, Charitraheen, Astrahan, Astrakan, Agaran and others, and therefore several versions of the origin of the city name. One of them says, that Astrakhan translates as "located in the lower reaches" . Originally the city was a major trading center on the route from Persia and India to Europe, 1456 became the capital of Astrakhan khanate. In 1558 year, the city was moved to another location (on the left Bank of the Volga), this year is considered the founding year of modern Astrakhan. The city status was obtained in 1717 year.

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Russian companies interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan in a number of areas
 04/21/2018 03:55, " Trend News Agency " tells: "It is expected that several Russian trade missions will visit Azerbaijan, he added. "In the next two months, we expect arrival of trade missions of the enterprises of Altai Krai, Astrakhan oblast, Krasnodar Krai, interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan in the field of food industry and agriculture, as well as ..."
Flat Steel Import Slows on Currency Rate Issues
 04/21/2018 03:55, " Financial Tribune " tells: "Offers of Russia-origin hot-rolled coil were reported at €475 ($588) per ton FOB Astrakhan or $608 per ton CFR Iranian northern port of Anzali, taking the estimated cost of freight to be around $20 per ton. Market participants said no price would be attractive now in Iran because of the currency rate issues ..."

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Russia says no reason not to supply S-300 missiles to Assad
 04/21/2018 03:55, " Yahoo Finance UK " tells: "MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. military strikes on Syria last week removed any moral obligation Russia had to withhold S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, according to RIA state news agency. Lavrov was ..."
Russia wants to ditch the dollar for oil payments
 04/11/2018 19:55, " Business Insider " tells: "... Minister Vladimir Putin smiles, with his face smeared with crude oil, during a visit to a Lukoil oil platform in the Caspian Sea near Astrakhan April 28, 2010. ... Russia is considering replacing the U.S. dollar in crude oil payments on deals with Turkey and Iran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said as ..."

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Russia. Ministry of Agriculture proposes to expand mechanism of transport subsidies for grain exports
 04/25/2018 03:55, " UkrAgroConsult " tells: "... to the destination point in the People's Republic of China. This year this mechanism will be improved, the list of border crossings will be expanded, practically all ports of Primorye, Krasnodar Region, Astrakhan, Rostov, Leningrad regions, including St. Petersburg will be added, reports UkrAgroConsult."
Rosmorport's icebreakers assisted over 5700 vessels in freezing seaports of Russia this winter ...
 04/24/2018 12:05, " PortNews IAA " tells: "Rosmorport's icebreakers assisted over 5,700 vessels in freezing seaports of Russia this winter navigation season. From the beginning of this winter navigation season (as ... The period of icebreaker assistance at Astrakhan and Olya seaports is over. The Kapitan Chechkin, Kapitan Metsaik and Kapitan ..."
Near to Astrakhan: Akhtubinsk (Russia) 258 km, Elista (Russia) 288 km, Aktau (Kazakhstan) 307 km, Atyrau (Kazakhstan) 307 km
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