Rostov-on-Don is a city in South-West of Russia, an administrative center of the Southern Federal District and of the Rostov region.
Founded in 1749, between the XVIII and the XX centuries, it was developing as a city of industry and merchant trade. For the courage, resilience and heroism demonstrated by the city’s defenders during the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945, Rostov-on-Don was officially declared a “City of Military Glory” in 2008.
Today’s Rostov is one of Russia’s largest metropolitan cities, as well as a political, economic, cultural and academic center of the South of Russia, and an important transport hub. Unofficially, the city is known as “the Gates of the Caucasus” and “the Don Capital”.
The partnership between Volgograd and Rostov-on-Don was officially established in 2015 with the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation.
There is a street in Volgograd called Rostovskaya (in the Voroshilovsky district), and another one called Donskaya (in the Gorkovsky work settlement).