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First posted on May 6th 2008

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In 1935, Samara was renamed Kuybyshev, in 1990 renamed Samara again. In 1936 Samara Oblast's present boundaries were established. In 1945-1946 Kuybyshev functioned as Russia's capital.

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see also History of Russia in Europe, Russia, USSR

Article Samara Oblast, Administrative Divisions of Samara Oblast, from Wikipedia
Structurae : Samara Oblast
History of the Oblast, from Samara Region Administration
Article Samarskaya Oblast, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Search Gameo for Samara Oblast
DOCUMENTS Historical Population Statistics by Administrative Division : Russia, from : Population Statistics
Map of Administrative Division, posted by R. Daward
Archives in the Russian Federation, scroll down for Samara Oblast
Maplandia : Samarskaya Oblast
Coat of Arms, from Civic Heraldry
Flag, from FOTW
REFERENCE Samara Oblast, pp.211-213 in : Europa Publications, The Territories of the Russian Federation, London : Europa 1st ed. 1999 [G]

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