What is Astrakhan?
Terminology: What is astrakhan? Astrakhan (also spelled astrachan) is, properly speaking, the tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul (also spelled caracul) lamb. Less accurately, it can also refer to the fleece of fetal or newborn lambs from other species, or a knitted or woven fabric that imitates the looped surface.
Is Astrakhan worth a visit?
There are large communities of Kazakhs and Azeris, as well as Islamic Tatars. While many visitors use Astrakhan mainly as a jumping-off point for the Volga Delta, the city merits a day or two of exploration in its own right. There’s a long, handsome riverfront that’s ideal for evening strolls as the sun sets across the river.
What does Lukoil do in Astrakhan region?
Every year LUKOIL Group entities in the Astrakhan Region hold various events and volunteer drives as part of the “Clean Riverside” project to clean the riverside and improve the environmental situation in the Volga Delta. It was LUKOIL that first used the “zero discharge” principle in the Caspian Sea.
When did the Charter of the municipal formation of Astrakhan take effect?
Decision #24 of March 31, 2016 Charter of the Municipal Formation of the “City of Astrakhan”, as amended by the Decision #91 of July 17, 2017 On Amending the Charter of the Municipal Formation of the “City of Astrakhan”. Effective as of April 22, 2016 (with the exception of certain clauses).).
What is Astrakhan Fleece?
Less accurately, it can also refer to the fleece of fetal or newborn lambs from other species, or a knitted or woven fabric that imitates the looped surface. Astrakhan has a distinctive tight, whorled, loopy surface with a slight sheen. The younger the lamb, the tighter and shinier the loops.
What was the Battle of Astrakhan?
In the autumn of 1942, the region to the west of Astrakhan became one of the easternmost points in the Soviet Union reached by the invading German Wehrmacht, during Case Blue, the offensive which led to the Battle of Stalingrad.
What was the capital city of Astrakhan?
Astrakhan was first mentioned by travelers in the early 13th century as Xacitarxan. Tamerlane burnt it to the ground in 1395 during his war with the Golden Horde. From 1459 to 1556, Xacitarxan was the capital of Astrakhan Khanate.