Chapayevsk is a town in Samara Oblast, Russia, located 40 kilometers from the city of Samara, on the right bank of the Chapayevka River. Population: 72,692; 73,912; 97,984. It was previously known as Ivashchenkovo, Trotsk.
Russia, the world?s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It?s famous for Moscow's Bolshoi and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by Russian leader Peter the Great, has the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the State Hermitage Museum?s art collection.