Federal District: Volga
Founded: 1469
Population: 480 741[ (2016 Census)
Area: 250,87 km2
Federal City Day: 3rd Sunday of August

Known as the “pearl on the Volga”, Cheboksary is the capital of the Chuvash Republic, home to the Finno-Ugric Chuvash people. The city is located on the banks of the Volga River and has some beautiful board walks and beaches along the river. Cheboksary also has a man-made bay, which is an extremely popular place for the locals and a must-see when visiting. The city possesses excellent cultural opportunities. There is an Opera-Ballet Theatre, a Philharmonic Orchestra, and numerous other theatres (showing productions in both Russian and Chuvash languages) along with several museums, most importantly the only Russian Beer Museum. In Cheboksary there are 2 beer manufacturers which is extremely unique in Russia, so be sure to have a taste. If you go to the bay then you won’t be able to miss the Monument of Mother who has her arms outstretched protecting the people of the region. In 2002 Cheboksary was awarded the ‘Best Run’ city in Russia by Putin, and it has continued with this image of cleanliness and efficiency.

It is easy enough to get to Cheboksary from Moscow, both by plane and by train which operate daily. Being on the Volga, though, means that it is a popular stop for riverboat cruises, and this is by far the most beautiful way to arrive in the city.

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