Saratov is a city in the Lower Volga Region of Russia, an administrative center of the Saratov Region and Saratov District.
Founded in 1590 by the Prince Grigory Zasekin as a borderland fortress, Saratov would later turn into a prosperous city of merchants. In the XIX century, Saratov became a major fish, salt and grain market platform, and in the XX – a cultural, educational and industrial center. During the Great Patriotic War, it was to Saratov that a number of large enterprises and educational institutions were evacuated. In 2020, a Presidential Decree declared Saratov a “City of Labor Valor”. It is in Saratov that many outstanding Russian scientists, culture and art professionals, cosmonauts, engineers, constructors and military officers used to live and work.
Today’s Saratov is a major center of culture, economics and education in the Volga Region.
The partnership between Volgograd and Saratov was officially established in 1997 with the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation.
There is a street in Volgograd called Saratovskaya (in the Krasnooktyabrsky district).