Perm - 101% Russian, yet multicultural
For Russian standards, Perm is one of the most multicultural places in the whole country; it is a home of many ethnic groups who have lived together in Perm ever since its existence. While taking a walk through Perms huge central bazaar one can easily distinguish Russians at the many typical small kiosks, Georgians and Armenians selling their original spicy kebabs and shoarmas straight from the barbecue and Tatars operating from most of the simple but colorful jewelry stands. Furthermore, Russian orthodox churches, a mosque, a synagogue and several Catholic churches (some dating from the 17th century) all exist next to each other in Perm. The multicultural character of Perm also shows in its dining possibilities; one does never have to go far to experience the Russian, Uzbek, Georgian or Caucasian cuisine.
In spite of its multicultural character, Perm is Russian till the bone. Wide avenues, big squares and parks, many statues, dominant Soviet architecture, countless little kiosks, huge theatres and trolley busses everywhere - all make Perm as Russian as Russian can be. Being some 1400 kilometers away from the big influential cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, Perm is a relaxed place, where people have kept the typical Russian way of life and traditions.
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serp2000 (35728) 2011-09-17 1:46
Hello, my dear friend,
Ohh, so familiar siluettes! Well seen. Good artistic photo and veryinteresting and useful (I think) note.
Warm regards from Perm,
mafegan (8622) 2011-09-17 2:42
Striking silhouettes against the dark clouded sky. I past through Perm on the train from Moscow to Irkutsk. Cheers, Marlene
AKIN (191) 2011-09-19 5:55
bakış açısı çok güzel
derinliği olan bir çalşıma
fritzi007 (802) 2011-09-19 9:34
Super beautiful photo and comment, congratulations!
ilghiz (708) 2011-10-11 5:51
Perm hakkındaki notunuz çok güzel, öyle farklı kültürleden mekanları çok severim, dünya sanki bir arada toplanmış gezmeye doymaz (doğru mu kullandım kalıbı?).
Bulutlların üzerinde siluetler çok ilginç görünüyor.