|Smolensk is a city in Russia, administrative center of Smolensk region. Located on the Dnieper river in 378 km from Moscow. Considered one of the oldest cities in Russia. Is an important transportation hub. Is the title of the hero City. The internal division of the city is represented by three districts. The population of 326,9 thousand people, 93,38% Russian, little more than 1% of Ukrainians and Belarusians.
Telephone code: 7 2 481. Postcode: 214000. Car code: 67.
was First mentioned in "the Tale of bygone years" in 862 year, date of establishment is unknown. The origin of the name is associated or from the old Slavic word "pitch" - black earth, or with the ancient residents of Smolensk. According to the third version, the name of the city arose because of its location which was the end of the place where perevorachivatel ships from the Western Dvina to the Dnieper river, allowing local artisans resin here boats traders.