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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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Russia ranks 1st in import of non-oil products from Azerbaijan
 07/10/2018 05:20, " AzerNews " tells: "Opening of the “Azerbaijan Business Center” in Astrakhan was an important step in expanding ties between the entrepreneurs of the two countries, ..."
Belarusian film enter Oscar after 22 years.
 07/04/2018 02:05, " Times of India " tells: "Belarusian director Dmitri Astrakhan's sent his holocaust drama film 'From Hell to Hell'. ... production venture between Belarus, USA, Germany, and Russia and directed by Harvard economics graduate, New York-based Zhuk."

Politics and society

Ramazan Abdulatipov: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan interested in Russia ...
 07/12/2018 05:25, " vestnik kavkaza " tells: "Russia needs to strengthen cooperation with the Caspian countries, the Special Representative of the Russian president for humanitarian and ... of the Astrakhan region Alexander Zhilkin, were active in discussing this issue."
How goes waste reform in Russia
 07/12/2018 05:25, " vestnik kavkaza " tells: "This spring, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded to remove all landfill ... The experts of the All-Russia People's Front estimated that this number is ... 550 rubles - in the Astrakhan Region, more than 900 rubles - in Kamchatka."

Astrakhan today

North-South corridor 'vital link' between Iran, Russia, CIS nations – Indian official
 07/16/2018 06:40, " Trend News Agency " tells: "An official with Indian embassy in Tehran described the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) as a “vital link” between Iran, Russia ..."
Russian governors getting fired to switch focus from unpopular pension reform
 07/13/2018 14:25, " " tells: "Russian governors getting fired to switch focus from unpopular pension reform ... Eight Russian governors are going to become sacrificed to the pension ... Alexander Zhilkin (Astrakhan region), Georgy Poltavchenko (St. Petersburg) ..."
Near to Astrakhan: Akhtubinsk (Russia) 258 km, Elista (Russia) 288 km, Aktau (Kazakhstan) 307 km, Atyrau (Kazakhstan) 307 km
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