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Bataysk

Bataysk

Bataysk (Russian: Бата́йск) is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) southwest of Rostov-on-Don.

Population: 111,843 (2010 Census);107,438 (2002 Census);91,930 (1989 Census).

History

It was founded in 1769, and was granted town status in 1938.[citation needed] The reconstructed Church of the Ascension was built between 1990 and 2006.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated as Bataysk Urban Okrug—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, this administrative unit also has urban okrug status.

Trivia

Bataysk has gained international attention since unveiling a "monument that shows a man's hand gripping a nubile female breast", which officials say "will bring family happiness to men who touch it".

Arts & Culture

Libraries

Maxim Gorky Central State Library

Nadezhda Krupskaya Central State *Children's Library

Mayakovsky Library

Chekhov Library

Pushkin Library

Leo Tolstoy Library

Lermontov Library

Esenin Library

Nekrasov Library

Turgenev Library

Places of culture

MBUC "City center of culture and leisure"

MBUC "Bataysk History Museum"

Cinema "Illuzion"

Monuments

There is a statue of Lenin on the central square

Train memorial - "to commemorate revolutionary, military and labour glory of Bataysk railway workers"

Memorial

Memorial

There is a stela with MiG-15 in the Aviators park.

Breast statue

Monument of the A.Pushkin and his wife N.Goncharova - placed on the Kirov street in 2013.

First World War memorial - placed on the Privokzalnaya sq. in 2014.

Sculpture "Bears" - opened in 2019 in the city park

The Bataysk City day celebrates on the last Sunday of September.

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