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History of city Elista, Republic of Kalmykia in photos

A small historical reference

Elista - the capital of Kalmykia, located west of the central part of the republic. In the city is the source of the river Elista. Date of establishment - 1865. Previous name - Elista (until 1944), Steppenwolf (until 1957). The city history begins with the former serf Stepan Prokopyevich Kiykov, who on the advice of Kalmyk Bola spring 1862 built the first hut in the beam Elista Sala. By the fall of 1865 in the village, there were 15 houses. This year is considered the founding year of Elista. Widespread fame brought Elista cattle fair, the largest in the Kalmyk steppe.

The city's economy is represented by oil and gas companies (JSC "Kalmneft", JSC "Kalmgaz", JSC "KalmTatneft"), processing industry (food, clothing and printing industries), as well as dealing with the production and distribution of electricity, gas and water.

Elista. Buddhist temple
Buddhist temple

 
Elista. House of Culture
House of Culture

 
Elista. Office of 'Kalmavtotransport', 1934
Office of 'Kalmavtotransport', 1934

 
Elista. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 
Elista. Hotel Russia
Hotel "Russia"

 
Elista. Hotel Russia, 1989
Hotel "Russia", 1989

 
Elista. Construction at Lenin Street, 1928
Construction at Lenin Street, 1928

 
Elista. Railway station, 1970
Railway station, 1970

 
Elista. Building of the Council of People's Commissars
Building of the Council of People's Commissars (now - KSU)

 
Elista. Kalmyk State University, 1970
Kalmyk State University, 1970

 
Elista. Movie Theater 'Rodina', 1963
Movie Theater 'Rodina', 1963

 
Elista. The end stop-station of bus, 1970
The end stop-station of bus, 1 microdistrict, 1970

 
Elista. Monument to OI Gorodovikov, 1977
Monument to OI Gorodovikov, 1977

 
Elista. Monument to VI Lenin, 1961
Monument to VI Lenin in front of the Red House, 1961

 
Elista. Panorama of the city, 1968
Panorama of the city, 1968

 
Elista. Panorama of the city, 1978
Panorama of the city, 1978

 
Elista. Fountain at Lenin Square, 1957
Fountain at Lenin Square, 1957

 
Elista. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 
Elista. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 
Elista. Lenin Square, 1972
Lenin Square, 1972

 
Elista. Visitors in the cafe 'Satellite', 1977
Visitors in the cafe 'Satellite', 1977

 
Elista. A family
A family

 
Elista. Telegraph, 1935
Telegraph (now - shopping center 'Gallery'), 1935

 
Elista. Lenin Street, 1979
Lenin Street, 1979

 

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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