Ulan-Ude (Ула́н-Удэ́, Buryat: Улаан-Удэ), formerly Verkhneudinsk (Верхнеу́динск), the capital of Buryatia, Russia, is located at the foot of the mountains and is divided into two parts by the Uda river, a tributary of the Selenga river. Geographical coordinates 51°50′ N 107°36′ E (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=51_50_N_107_36_E_). Population 359,400 (2002 All-Russia Population Census). It is the third largest city in East Siberia. The Buryats, numbering approximately 350,000, are the largest ethnic minority group in Mongolian descent and share many customs with their Mongolian cousins, including nomadic herding and erecting yurts for shelter. ... The Buryat Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Буря́тия; Buryat: Буряад Республика) is a Russian Federation (a republic). ... Uda (Уда́) is a river in the republic of Buryatia, Russia. ... The Selengе or Selenga (Mongolian: Сэлэнгэ, Russian: Селенга́) is a river in Mongolia and Russia. ... Siberia Siberia (Russian: Сиби́рь, common English transliterations: Sibir, Sibir; possibly from the Mongolian for the calm land) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ...
Ulan-Ude was founded in 1666 by Russian Cossacks. Due to its geographical position the city grew rapidly and became a large trade centre which connected Russia with China and Mongolia. There are old merchants' mansions richly decorated with wood and stone carving in the historical center of Ulan-Ude along the river banks. They represent beautiful examples of Russian classicism. Events September 2 - Great Fire of London: A large fire breaks out in London in the house of Charles IIs baker on Pudding Lane near London Bridge. ... Cossack listen (Polish Kozak; plural, Kozacy, Russian Kazak (Казак); plural, Kazaki (Казаки), Ukrainian Kozak (Козак); plural, Kozaky (Козаки)) is the name given to a portion of the population of Eastern Europe and the adjacent parts of Asia. ...
Ulan-Ude City Official Site (http://www.ulan-ude.ru/)
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