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December, the Amur Region turned 20 years old - EastRussia | Far East

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20 December Amur region celebrated 157 years

The Amur Region was established 20 December 1858 year by a decree of Emperor Alexander II. Its first inhabitants were natives of the Samara and Tauride provinces

20 December Amur region celebrated 157 years
"The Amur Region consists of all the lands on the left bank of the Amur River, starting from the connection of the Shilka and Argun rivers, or from the borders of the Transbaikalian and Yakut regions, along the whole of the Amur River to the mouth of the Ussuri River and to the new border of the Primorsky Region. The regional city of the Amur Region is the city of Blagoveshchensk ... ", - was said in the imperial decree. And in the summer of next year in the Amur Region 110 first migrant peasants arrived - they came from the Samara and Tauride provinces. They founded the first three villages: Novo-Astrakhanskaya, Klyuchi and Cheremkhovskaya.

The region in 1905 had already numbered 171 215 residents, half of which were farmers. The region became independent in 1948.

Governor Alexander Kozlov congratulated the Amur region on his birthday.

He noted that the time has repeatedly brought its own corrections to the borders of the region, the social and economic state of the region has changed. However, the tremulous attitude of the inhabitants of the Amur region to their small homeland, their love of the unique Amur nature remained unchanged, the press service of the government of the Amur region reports.

“The birthday of the region is a holiday for all Amur residents, who by their daily work make a significant contribution to the development and strengthening of the region, want to see it prosperous and attractive for life. I wish you all good health, happiness and confidence in the future! ”, Said Alexander Kozlov.