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source: hubei.gov.cn     2017-06-13

Saratov, Russia

Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, established sister city relationship with Saratov of Russia on August 6, 2015.

Saratov is the administrative center of the Saratov Oblast and, within the framework of administrative divisions, it also serves as the administrative center of Saratovsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the city of oblast significance of Saratov-an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the city of oblast significance of Saratov is incorporated as Saratov Urban Okrug.

Saratov is also a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Until the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, Saratov was designated a "closed city", that is, strictly off limits to all foreigners due to its military importance.

(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)
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