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Perm - Пермь - Перым - Perm Krai - Kami River
« on: July 04, 2008, 10:02:38 AM »
The Russian City of Perm:

To begin the journey to Perm we'll take the scenic route--via the Trans Siberian Railway from Moscow.  To get an idea of the trip we'll first check the map:

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From Wikipedia:  Perm (Пермь) is a city and administrative center of Perm Krai, Russia. It is situated on the banks of the Kama River, in European part of Russia near the Ural Mountains.  Perm is one of the largest cities in Russia, thirteenth most populous, with 990,200 (2007 est.)[1] inhabitants, down from 1,001,653 recorded in 2002 Census and 1,090,944 recorded in 1989 Census. The city is served by Bolshoye Savino Airport but also hosts Bakharevka air base.  The word "Perm" is 'Komi in origin. "Parma" is translated from Komi-Permyak language as a hilly place, covered with woods.  In geology, the Permian period takes its name from the region.

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The city of Perm was formerly known as and is located in eastern European Russia on the Kama River. It is the capital of Perm Oblast. Located in a region rich in mineral resources, the city is an important industrial and transportation center. Manufactures include chemicals, agricultural machinery, and metal products.

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Perm is the seat of a university and several professional and technical colleges. The site of the city was settled in ancient times. In 1568 Russian traders established the town of Yegoshikha here, and in 1780 the community achieved city status as Perm and was made a district capital. Perm was merged with Molotovo in 1938, and the name Molotov was adopted two years later. In 1957 the name Perm' was readopted.

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The city of Perm is a major center of heavy industry, primarily engineering, which manufactures processing and production equipment for the metallurgical, mining, and forest industries as well as electrical components, aircraft engines, machine tools and river ships. Perm is also famous for its musical and theatrical traditions.

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Perm's "sister city" in the USA is Louisville, Kentucky:  http://www.sclou.org/index.php?id=47

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Re: Perm
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 10:06:59 AM »
Perm's "Top Ten"

1. The official symbol of the city of Perm is a bear carrying the Gospel on its
back.
2. On an average Sunday in Perm, only 8% of the population attends church.
3. Until 1990, Perm was completely closed to foreigners, and most residents
were unable to travel abroad.
4. The last European stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Perm was the last
stop for many religious and political prisoners on their way to Siberia.
5. Perm was formerly named Molotov.
6. The temperature in Perm can dip to -31 degrees F in winter and climb to
95 degrees F in summer.
7. In land area, in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Perm is second
only to Moscow and Kiev.
8. The population of Perm is over 1 million.
9. Perm is over 250 years old, older than the U.S.A.
10. The Kama River, which runs through Perm, is the 4th largest river in
Europe.

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Re: Perm
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 10:18:34 AM »
Perm's "Top Ten"

8. The population of Perm is over 1 million.
9. Perm is over 250 years old, older than the U.S.A.
10. The Kama River, which runs through Perm, is the 4th largest river in
Europe.


I really like Perm. Nice city, decent size, good cafés and restaurants. I was surprised to read, however, that it was ranked the third most dangerous city in Russia in terms of crime (see: http://runewsweek.ru/theme/?tid=171&rid=2626). Then again, my wife's city also made the top-ten.
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Re: Perm - Пермь - Перым - Perm Krai - Kami River
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 09:37:41 AM »
Don't shoot the messenger, links to articles posted, don't necessarily reflect my personal opinion.