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History of city Astrakhan Astrakhan region in photos

A small historical reference

This glorious city begins its chronology, according to some, a village Hadzhi-Tarhan on the west bank of the Volga delta. Mentioned Guillaume de Rubruk who passed through the delta of the Volga in 1254. Signified the village served as a winter rate son Batu, Sartak. Just mention Hadzhi-Tarhan in written sources in the writings of the Arab traveler Ibn Battuta, who together with the Uzbek Khan visited the city in 1333.

Hadzhi-Tarhan was located at the crossroads of caravan trade routes, and quickly became the center of trade in the Golden Horde. In XIII-XIV centuries Hadzhi-Tarhan was already a major transit hub of trade "East - West".

In winter 1395 the city began to approach the troops of Tamerlane (Timur Ibn Taragay Barlas). Population to prepare to defend the city, but the city authorities decided to surrender the city without a fight. Tamerlane gave the city army to plunder, and then set it on fire and destroyed.

Hadzhi-Tarhan was rebuilt and with the formation of the Astrakhan Khanate in 1459 became its capital - Astrakhan.

Date of foundation: 1558

Population: 531 719

Astrakhan. Large Isaba, the Red Mosque
Large Isaba, the Red Mosque
Astrakhan. Summer theater in the garden of 'Arcadia'
Summer theater in the garden of "Arcadia"
Astrakhan. Persian mosque
Persian mosque
Astrakhan. Tobacco ranks
Tobacco ranks
Astrakhan. Fortress
Fortress
Astrakhan. Alexander Boulevard
Alexander Boulevard and the Cathedral on the south side
Astrakhan. Police street
Police street and Post Office building
Astrakhan. Police street
Police street
Astrakhan. Evening market
Evening market
Astrakhan. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Astrakhan. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Astrakhan. Station in the garden 'Arcadia'
Station in the garden "Arcadia"
Astrakhan. Governor's House
Governor's House
Astrakhan. Governor's House
Governor's House
Astrakhan. Arc de Triomphe in the port
Arc de Triomphe in the port
Astrakhan. Moscowskaya street
Moscowskaya street
Astrakhan. Moscowskaya street
Moscowskaya street
Astrakhan. Nikolskaya street
Nikolskaya street
Astrakhan. Alexander garden
Alexander garden
Astrakhan. Kurhaus in the garden 'Arcadia'
Kurhaus in the garden "Arcadia"
Astrakhan. Advertisement hotel 'House Mochalova'
Advertisement hotel "House Mochalova"
Astrakhan. House of Yakovlev
House of Yakovlev
Astrakhan. English Shop of N.N. Kern
English Shop of N.N. Kern
Astrakhan. Trading house 'K.A. Sharlay and the sons'
Trading house "K.A. Sharlay and the sons"

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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