Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spotlight on: Perm (not the hairstyle)

Today's city is Perm. The Perm Central Square is pictured (Krasnov Travel Agency) above. It is apparently a popular site for wedding photos. Like Krasnokamsk, Perm is located in Perm oblast. It is the most Eastern city of Europe. Perm has a roaring population of 1.2 million people and is Russia's 6th largest city. It was, for a period, called Molotov after the USSR's Stalin-era foreign minister. Perm officially became a city in 1723, and 12 July still brings many celebrations. The region around Perm is rich in timber, minerals, and oil. It is also a main Russian transportation hub, with the Trans Siberian Railway passing through it.

During the Cold War, Perm was the a major military industry site was kept a secret from the outside world. It did not appear on many Soviet-made maps. Perm is one of the most multicultural cities in Russia. It is currently cloudy in Perm, with a high of two degrees Celsius and a low of -2.

Igor Ulanov played a total 74 regular season games over three seasons (1985-1988) with Perm Molot, then of the Rus-1 league and now of the Russian Superleague. Its logo appears to be some kind of bear.


Anonymous Jay D said...

Your website is amazing and I thank you for bringing back Igor into my life.

4:50 PM, April 18, 2007  

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