Stavropol State Medical Academy takes a leading place
among the higher educational institutions of the
Russia Federation. It has its own traditions and is
proud of its graduates; among them are medical
authorities, leading specialists, parliamentarians and
high qualified teachers.
The academic clinics and safe living conditions
guarantee a high professional level of training of the
The training in the Stavropol State Medical Academy
which graduates work in 71 countries of Europe, Asia,
Africa and Latin America is doubtless prestigious.
Stavropol is a city located in South Western Russia in
the midst of the Caucasus Mountains. It is the
administrative centre of Stavropol Krai (Province). It
was founded in 1777 as a military encampment and
designated a city in 1785.
The name Stavropol is a Russian rendition of a Greek
name 'Stauropolis' meaning 'The City of The Cross".
According to legend, soldiers found a huge cross made
out of stone when they were building the fortress in
the future city location. By early 19th Century the
city grew into a busy trade centre of the Northern
Caucasus. In 1843, an Episcopal Church was established
in Stavropol & in 1847, the city became the
administrative centre of the Province.
The first and only executive President of the
Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachov was born in Stavropol
Krai and spent several years working in the city of
Stavropol as head of the Krai's administration.
There is an abundance of trees and flowers in the
streets, parks and squares, making Stavropol one of
the greenest cities in Russia. There are a number of
historical monuments, museums and other tourist
attractions including a mountain skiing resort nearby
. For entertainment there are different sports
facilities, concert halls, bars and restaurants. For
the religiously inclined, the city has orthodox
churches, mosques etc.
The city is connected by air rail and road to Moscow
and other cities in Russia. There is a daily flight to
Moscow. The nearest International airport is at
Mineralnye Vody about 180 km from Stavropol, about 2
hours away by bus.
The average temperature is +26°C in summer and -6° in
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