Samara is the one of the largest cities in Russia. It is situated in the southeastern part of European Russia, the Volga Federal District. Samara is the the capital of Samara Oblast. Samara is located on the left bank of the Volga river, the longest river in Europe.
==== SAMARA – SIGHTSEEING
From the heights of Samara one can see one of the most picturesque places of the Volga bend – Zhiguli Gates. Most of the Zhiguli Hills area is situated on the territory of the national park Samarskaya Luka. Besides Volga has a great visual appeal. Samara river-front is one of the favorite recreation places of local dwellers and the guests.