- While lacking administrative legitimacy, the Volga-Ural region is a historical and cultural concept with the Russian Federation. Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Volga River basin and the foothills of the Ural Mountains are home to a sizable percentage of Russia’s national minorities. During the Russian Civil War, a confederation of Tatars, Bashkirs, Mari, Udmurts, Mordvins, and Chuvash and other non-Russian groups was established known as the Idel-Ural State, using the Tatar name for the Volga. The region is rich in oil reserves and possesses a fairly well-developed industrial base. In 2001, the Russian military consolidated two of its districts to create the Volga-Ural Military District with its command at Yekaterinburg.
Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation. Robert A. Saunders and Vlad Strukov. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Volga-Ural Petroleum and Gas Province — ▪ region, Russia Russian Volgo uralskaya Neftegazonosnaya Oblast, also called Second Baku, Russian Vtoroye Baku, principal petroleum producing (petroleum) region of Russia. Situated in the southern part of European Russia, it… … Universalium
Ural (region) — Ural ( ru. Урал) is a geographical region around the Ural Mountains, mostly within Russia but also including a part of northwestern Kazakstan. This is a historical, not an official entity, with the boundaries overlapping its western Volga and… … Wikipedia
Volga Region — Volga drainage basin Volga Region (Russian: Поволжье, Povolzhye) is a historical region of Russia that encompasses the territories adjacent to the flow of Volga River. According to the flow of the river, it is usually classified into the Middle… … Wikipedia
Volga-Urals Military District — The Volga Ural Military District is a military district of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, formed on 1 September 2001 by the amalgamation of the Volga Military District and the Ural Military District. The headquarters of the Ural… … Wikipedia
Ural — Para otros usos de este término, véase Ural (desambiguación). Regiones del Ural en Rusia Distrito federal del Ural … Wikipedia Español
Ural Mountains — a mountain range in the W Russian Federation, extending N and S from the Arctic Ocean to near the Caspian Sea, forming a natural boundary between Europe and Asia. Highest peak, Mt. Narodnaya, 6214 ft. (1894 m). Also called Urals. * * * Mountain… … Universalium
Volga Bulgaria — Infobox Former Country native name = Volga Kama Bolghar conventional long name = Volga Bulgaria common name = Volga Bulgaria continent = Europe region = country = era = Middle Ages status = event start = year start = 7th century date start =… … Wikipedia
Volga Germans — The Volga Germans ( de. Wolgadeutsche or Russlanddeutsche ) were ethnic Germans living along the Volga River in the region of southern European Russia around Saratov and to the south. They maintained German culture, language, traditions and… … Wikipedia
Volga River — River, western Russia. Europe s longest river and the principal waterway of western Russia, it rises in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow and flows 2,193 mi (3,530 km) southeastward to empty into the Caspian Sea. It is used for power… … Universalium
Mongol invasion of Volga Bulgaria — Date 1223 (first), 1229 1230 (second) and 1236 AD (third) Location Volga Bulgaria Result Mongol victory … Wikipedia