Yoshkar-Ola is the capital city of the Mari El Republic, Russia. Population: 248,782. First mentioned in November 1st, 1584. Archeological dating of the first known settlements at about 12000 years B.C. Situated halfway between Moscow and Kazan.

Yoshkar-Ola by car

Yoshkar-Ola at night


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