Yoshkar-Ola was established as a military fortress in 1584, following the Russian conquest of the Mari region . Demographics Population: 248,782 ( 2010 Census ) ; 256,719 ( 2002 Census ) ; 241,601 ( 1989 Census ) . Names Yoshkar-Ola means red city in Mari . The current name is the third to have been given to the city.
Yoshkar-Ola transport structure is represented by extensive trolleybus system (rather old in outlook and yet bringing back nostalgy of the soviet epoch), buses, and minibuses (marshrutkas) and a few taxi agencies, so-called "gipsy" taxis, which are privately owned and potentially dangerous and thus ...
- From 6:00 to 20:30 from Yoshkar-Ola train station buses and shared taxis (marshrutkas) depart take line "Yoshkar-Ola - Shoybulak" , ask stop at "Airport", then walk a half km. - Or at the airport are three cab company called them Leader (+7 836 2424000), Region (+7 836 2255555), Zenit (+7 836 2333000)), ☎ +7 836 2535167, fax: +7 836 2535310, e-mail: email@example.com.
Museum of history of the city of Yoshkar-Ola is located in the small two-story building. Rich variety of exhibits that will be of interest to many tourists. Opposite the Museum, across the street from the store, on the street stand figures from different tales that will be of interest to children.
Yoshkar-Ola is a city in Russia, the capital of the Republic of Mari El, located on the banks of the Malaya Kokshaga River, 50 km north of the Volga River and 750 km east of Moscow. It is a major diversified industrial, cultural and scientific center of the republic, one of the centers of culture of Finno-Ugric Peoples.