- Samara Bend
The Samara bend ( _ru. Самарская Лука) is a large, backwards-C-shaped bend in the middle
Volga Riverat the confluence of the Samara River(coord|53|07|N|50|04|E|display=inline,title). It is situated in Samara Oblast, Volga Federal Districtof Russia.
Samara Rivervalley offers an easy passage to the Ural Rivervalley, and historically has been a major locus for interchange between eastern European and Central Asian cultures. It is also a classic invasion route. What is now the city of Samara was founded in 1586as a tsarist defense outpost.
A number of
archaeological cultures have been centered here:
Khvalynsk culture, ca. 4900–3500 BC
Samara culture, 5th–4th millennia BC
Poltavka culture, ca. 2700–2100 BC
Potapovka culture, ca. 2500–2000 BC
Abashevo culture, ca. 17th–16th centuries BC
Battle of Samara Bend
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