|May 29th, 2011||#1|
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No, this is not the French capital, the City of Light. This is Parizh (Paris), Chelyabinsk oblast, Russia. The town was founded shortly after Russian troops stormed Paris and assured the victory against Napoleon in the war of 1812; and was named in honor of that victory.
Today, its main attraction is the new mobile phone 'Eiffel' tower
The area is populated by mostly Nogaibaki, descendants of Volga Tatars who, three centuries ago, converted to Christianity and adapted Cossack culture and customs. In fact, the region itself is called Nogaibaksky Raion.
|May 29th, 2011||#2|
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There are numerous cities in the world named after famous cities. Athens and Paris in Tennesse US, and such. Yours is another case, though it was founded with that name with a good cause.
Also, I've been to Paris, and believe me, it's NOT what movies make out to be
|May 30th, 2011||#3|
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Nice one Prapor. It does happen. I've got an ancestor, first name Jeronimo.
As Seaboy tells us, I have heard that Paris suburbs are not wonderful, but I've never strayed beyond Notre Dame, honest.
English by the grace of God.
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