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Samara, the sixth-largest city in Russia and capital of an eponymous region, lies on the Volga River in European Russia. It is a major economic, industrial, and cultural center. The city was founded in 1586 with the construction of a Russian fortress on the Volga. As a cultural center, Samara has attracted several famous creative Russians. The likes of writers Tolstoy and Gorky, painters Ilya Repin, Vasily Surikov and Ivan Aivazovsky, and revolutionaries Michael Frunze and Vladimir Lenin have all lived in the city. Even Alexandre Dumas visited in 1858.