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The Subject of the Russian Federation:
Vladimir Region

Federal District: The Central Federal District

Area: 308 km2
Population: 337 700 persons.


Vladimir is an administrative center of Vladimir Oblast.

Vladimir is located in the central region of Russia in 180 km to the north-east from Moscow.

The resident population of the city is about 350 thousand people.


Vladimir foundation is traditionally associated with chronicle knowledge that Vladimir Monomah founded the city in 1108. The city flourishing began form the time of the governance of Kniaz Andrei Bogolyubsky, who relocated the capital of the duchy here in 1157.

Vladimir-Suzdal school of painting occurred in Vladimir and Suzdal, the chronicles were written.

Vladimir was struck by the e attack of Mongol-Tatar invasion in 1238.

In 1408, Vladimir was ravaged by the Tartars and Nizhny Novgorod people. In 1382, Vladimir, as well as other cities in North-Eastern Russia, has suffered from the invasion of Tokhtamysh.

Since 1719, Vladimir was a provincial center in of Moscow province. Some economic and cultural revival of Vladimir was outlined at the end of XVIII century, when it became the administrative center of the governorship (1778), and since 1796 it was a center of Vladimir province.

In 1861, the railway traffic on the line Moscow- Vladimir- Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod was started.

Vladimir became the center of the Oblast in August 14, 1944.


Vladimir is a major industrial center in Central Russia. Among the major industrial enterprises of the cities are electromotive plant and production of plastics plant.


Trolleybus and bus service is developed in the city. Vladimir bus service is connected with all the district centers of Vladimir Oblast, as well as with Moscow, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod, Ryazan, Yaroslavl and other cities. In 5 km to the west of the city center airport Semyazino is located.

Through the Vladimir railway station at least 20 pairs of long-distance trains pass daily, a direct year-round railway service connects Vladimir with Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, the cities of Middle and Northern Urals, Siberia and the Far East. Since the summer of 2010 Vladimir is connected with Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and St. Petersburg by the high-speed train "Sapsan" direct flights.

The suburban service is development. Vladimir is Russian only city, directly connected with the two Russian cities having subways. If you go by train from Vladimir than the closest subway station in Moscow, which is "Novogireevo", and in Nizhny Novgorod the closest subway station is "Moskowskaia".  


  • Vladimir-Suzdal State Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve
  • Cathedral of the Assumption (in the list of UNESCO)
  • Dmitrievsky Cathedral (in the list of UNESCO)
  • Golden Gate (the list of UNESCO)

Phones for communication in emergencies

Center for Crisis Management - (4922) 32-4011

Unite "crisis counseling line" - (4922) 39-9999

Chief Department of STSI - (4922) 54-1665

Directory inquiry service - (4922) 47-0777

Sources of information on tourism opportunities in the Oblast 

Oblast’s Tourist Information Center:

Vladimir, Oktiabrsky ave., 3 ph.: (4922) 46-2205