About the City of Perm
The city of Perm was founded in 1723 by Vasily Tatishchev, a prominent Russian statesman who was appointed by Tsar Peter the Great, to serve as chief manager of the Ural factories.
The city has been home to many famous people such as inventor Nikolay Slavyanov, who in 1888 introduced arc welding with consumable metal electrodes; physicist Alexander Popov, who was first to demonstrate the practical application of electromagnetic radio waves; and Sergey Diaghilev, art critic and patron, ballet impresario, and founder of the Ballet Russes in Paris, just to name a few.
A city of almost one million people, Perm is situated on the eastern bank of the river Kama, 1,200 kilometres east of Moscow.
Often described as an industrial center, Perm is much more than that. A city of great diversity, Perm offers something for everyone—whether one is an outdoor enthusiast or a seeker of more cultural pursuits.
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