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Engels (Russian: Э́нгельс) is a city in Saratov Oblast, Russia. It is a port on the Volga River, located across from Saratov and connected to it with a bridge (since 1965), at 51°29′N 46°07′E. Population: 22,000 (1897); 91,000 (1959); 130,000 (1970); 163,000 (1977); 187,400 (1996); 193,984 (2002 Census). Categories: Russia geography stubs | Oblasts of Russia ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... The Volga river in Western Russia, Europes longest river, with a length of 3,690 km (2,293 miles), provides the core of the largest river system in Europe. ... Saratov flag Saratov (Russian: ) is a major city in southern European Russia. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ...


Before being named after Friedrich Engels, it was known as Pokrovsk between 1914 and 1931, when it became the capital of the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, now a part of Saratov Oblast. Friedrich Engels (November 28, 1820–August 5, 1895) was a 19th-century German political philosopher. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1937 flag of the Volga German ASSR The Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (German: Autonome Sozialistische Sowjet-Republik der Wolga-Deutschen, Russian: Автономная Советская Социалистическая Республика Немцев Поволжья) was an autonomy established in the Soviet Union, with its capital at the Volga port of Engels (until 1931 known as... Categories: Russia geography stubs | Oblasts of Russia ...


It was founded by Ukrainian settlers, and was settled by Germans during the reign of Catherine the Great; it is now a major center of Volga German culture. It is home to a large chemical fibre complex. Catherine II of Russia Catherine II the Great (21 April 1729—6 November [O.S. 17 November] 1796), born Sophie Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst, — sometimes referred to as an epitome of the enlightened despot — reigned as Empress of Russia for more than three decades, from June 28, 1762 until... Volga German pioneer family commemorative statue in Victoria, Kansas, USA. The Volga Germans were ethnic Germans living near the Volga River in the region of southern European Russia around Saratov and to the south, maintaining German culture, language, traditions and religions: Evangelical Lutheranism, Reformed and Roman Catholicism. ...


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