Fifa world cup 2018 Saransk

Saransk (city area: 81,478 km²) - the capital of the Republic of Mordovia. The history of the city began in 1641, when the fortress was founded under the name Saranskiy Ostrozhek. Now Saransk is a large industrial city and a vibrant cultural center, which is rapidly growing and developing.

Saransk was founded in 1641 as a fortress on the southeastern outskirts of the Russian kingdom, at the Atamar line, which was part of a large fortified line, built from 1638 to 1653 and stretching from Belgorod to Simbirsk. The fortress was called Saransk Ostrozhek and was located on the bank of the river Insar, at the mouth of the Sarlai River (modern Saranka), on the left, higher bank of it. At the heart of these names is Sarah - "a large sedge marsh, swampy floodplain" (there is no such word in the Erzyan language) that corresponds to geographical conditions. The first inhabitants of the fortress were Cossacks, Streltsi and Pushkari, transferred to it from the nearest cities, as well as the population of nearby villages (Russian, Erzyan, Moksha and Tatars).

The airport has the status of international. Regular flights to Moscow, Kazan, Samara, Sochi, St. Petersburg, as well as to the Crimea. In January 2017, the airport was closed for reconstruction before the end of the year in connection with the hosting of the World Cup 2018 in Saransk. The runway was reinforced with asphalt concrete. A new passenger terminal was built with an area of ​​almost 7,000 m² and a capacity of 300 people per hour (600 people per hour during the matches). After the reconstruction, the airport began to accept such aircrafts as Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A320. On February 14, 2018, the airport accepted the first regular flight after reconstruction.

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