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Rostov-on-Don HistoryRostov-on-Don was named for a saint from the town of Rostov the Great – location on the Don River provided a way to differentiate this city from its northern counterpart. Before Rostov-on-Don became a city, a customs house and a fortress occupied the site. Because the river trade route was so popular, Rostov-on-Don quickly grew and attracted famous Russians and foreigners. Chekhov, Pushkin, Mussorgsky, and Maxim Gorky share some connection with the city.
Sights in Rostov-on-DonThe 19th century Cathedral of the Virgin's Nativity is Rostov-on-Don's most famous sight. Two other important cathedrals were destroyed during Soviet times.
Hotels in Rostov-on-DonRostov-on-Don is growing, and so its its selection of hotels. You'll find both familiar hotel chains and locally run hotels in the city.
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Getting to Rostov-on-DonFrequent flights connect from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don.
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Russia's train system also connects to Rostov-on-Don from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, and other Russian and Ukrainian cities.