is situated in the South of Russia on the Azov Sea. It was founded
by Peter the Great in 1698. Taganrog is an industrial town, there
are more then 300 enterprises there.
Taganrog was visited by
Pushkin, Chaikovsky, Smitd, Garibaldy and others.There are a lot
of historical places and monuments in our town: the monument to
Peter the Great, to Anton Checkov, to
Alexander I, the house, where the Checkovs lived, Literatory museam
after Checkov and so on. The monument to Peter the Great was created
by a well-known Russian sculptor Antokolsky. The monument is situated
on the shore of the Azov Sea.
Taganrog is a cultural
center. There are two Institutions for Higher Education, seven colleges,
thirty eight secondary schools, four museums, a theatre, a Picture
Gallery, many libraries and cinemas. In 1977 Taganrog Drama Theatre
after Checkov celebrated it's 150-th anniversary. It was awarded
with the State Order. Taganrog
becomes more beautiful from year to year.