Samara is a very diverse city. It is a merchant town and an important aerospace centre; it is athletic, musical and youthful. Back in 1916, Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist and future Nobel Prize laureate, wrote: "Samara is the best, the most sinful, most elegant and most comfortable part of Moscow, cut out from the city and transplanted on the banks of the Volga."
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Samara 2018 | Samara Academic Opera and Ballet TheaterKuybyshev Square is only a few steps away from Kurlina's houseKuybyshev Square is only a few steps away from Kurlina's house
Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
Mon-Sun 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Kuybyshev Square is only a few steps away from Kurlina's house. It's one of the biggest squares in Europe (17.4 ha area), which is almost an entire hectare bigger than the Red Square in Moscow. Samara Opera and Ballet Academy Theater is located at the square. There is a monument to Valerian Kuybyshev, revolutionary, in front of the theater – the city of Samara was named after him from 1935 to 1991.