Perm

The day of foundation of Perm is considered to be the date of the beginning of construction of the Egoshikhinsky copper smelter - May 4 (15), 1723. First, the village at the factory, then the provincial capital, later a major industrial center of the industrial region-Perm went through a path typical of the Urals. The geographical location of the city, which was an intermediate point between Central Russia and Siberia, contributed to the development and cultural life. Today, Perm is a megalopolis, in the form of which architectural monuments of the XIX century coexist with ensembles of the Soviet period. And the cultural map is dotted with literary, theatrical and scientific routes.

Perm became the prototype of Yuryatin from Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor Zhivago". The Permian Zimmermann sisters, the founders of a private school-gymnasium, probably served as prototypes of Chekhov's three sisters. Many famous people graduated from the Perm Theological Seminary, including writers Pavel Bazhov and Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak. Here another student of the theological seminary, the future inventor of radio Alexander Popov, became passionately interested in science. Engineer Nikolai Slavyanov, working at the Perm gun factories, for the first time in the world applied in practice arc welding of metals. From here the great impresario Sergei Diaghilev began his rise…

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