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  • Zlatoust (Russian: Златоуст, IPA: [zlətɐˈust]) is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Ay River (in the Kama basin), 160 kilometers (99 mi) west of Chelyabinsk Population: 174,962 (2010 Census); 194,551 (2002 Census); 207,794 (1989 Census); 181,000 (1971); 161,000 (1959); 99,000 (1939); 48,000 (1926); 21,000 (1910)

  • Zelenograd (Russian: Зеленогра́д, IPA: [zʲɪlʲɪnɐˈgrat], lit green city) is a city and administrative okrug of Moscow, Russia The city of Zelenograd and the territory under its jurisdiction form the Zelenogradsky Administrative Okrug (ZelAO), an exclave located within Moscow Oblast 37 kilometers (23 mi) north-west of central Moscow along the Leningradskoye Shosse highway

  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russian: Ю́жно-Сахали́нск, tr Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, IPA: \ˈjuʐnə səxɐˈlʲinsk:, literally "South Sakhalin City") is a city in Sakhalin island, and the administrative center of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia It is located in the Far East part of Russia, situated north of Japan

  • Yoshkar-Ola (Mari and Russian: Йошкар-Ола) is the capital city of the Mari El Republic, Russia Yoshkar-Ola means “red city” in Mari and was formerly known as Tsaryovokokshaysk (Царевококшайск) before 1919, as Krasnokokshaysk (Краснококшайск) between 1919 and 1927 (both after the Malaya Kokshaga River, which runs through the city) and Charla (Чарла), by the Mari people Yoshkar-Ola was established as a military fortress in 1584, following the Russian conquest of the Mari-inhabited regions of the Volga and its tributaries

  • Yekaterinburg (; Russian: Екатеринбург, IPA: [jɪkətʲɪrʲɪnˈburk]), alternatively romanized Ekaterinburg, formerly known as Sverdlovsk (Свердловск, 1924–1991), is the largest city and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast and the Ural Federal District, Russia The city is located on the Iset River between the Volga-Ural region and Siberia, with a population of roughly 15 million residents, up to 2

  • Yalta (Russian and Ukrainian: Я́лта) is a resort city on the south coast of the Crimean Peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea It serves as the administrative center of Yalta Municipality, one of the regions within Crimea The population as of the last Census was 76,746 (2014 Census)

  • Vyborg (Russian: Выборг; Finnish: Viipuri \ˈʋiːpuri]; Swedish: Viborg [ˈvǐːbɔrj:; German: Wiborg [ˈviːbɔʁk]) is a town in, and the administrative center of, Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia It lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130 km (81 miles) to the northwest of St Petersburg, 245 km (152 miles) east of the Finnish capital Helsinki, and 38 km (24 miles) south of Russia's border with Finland, where the Saimaa Canal enters the Gulf of Finland

  • Voronezh (Russian: Воронеж, IPA: [vɐˈronʲɪʂ]) is a city and the administrative centre of Voronezh Oblast in Central Russia straddling the Voronezh River and located 12 kilometers (75 mi) from where it flows into the Don River The city sits on the Southeastern Railway, which connects western Russia with the Urals and Siberia, the Caucasus and Ukraine, and the M4 highway (Moscow–Voronezh–Rostov-on-Don–Novorossiysk)

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