Samara is the city in the southeastern part of European Russia, located at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers on the east bank of the Volga. The Volga acts as the city’s western boundary; across the river are the Zhiguli Mountains.

Samara is a large and important social, political, economic, industrial, and cultural center. It is listed among the top ten Russian cities in terms of national income and industrial production volume. Samara is known for the production of aerospace launch vehicles, satellites and various space engines and cables etc.