The third capital of Russia

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Several cities at once claim to be the honorary title of the third capital of Russia. It is not clear, frankly, that it is in this honorable or advantageous, because the city automatically recognizes the primacy of Moscow and St. Petersburg in all directions. Yes, the reality is exactly that, but our cities could not reach for the two capitals, but immediately adopt, say, the European experience.
Maybe for foreign tourists coming to Russia, there is some charm in this label, and the whole thing in their wallets? We don’t have any special allocations from the federal budget for this title ... Anyway, some time ago there was a serious struggle for the status of the third capital, and the disputes have not subsided to this day.
Now the brand "Third Capital" belongs to Kazan. The city pressed it from Nizhny Novgorod and other less successful competitors. But times are changing. In recent years, there have often been proposals to move the capital of Russia somewhere to the Urals or to Siberia, so that the struggle for the right to carry the banner of the third capital may soon become relevant again.
What do you think about this? Let's vote, because we have so many cool candidates!
Kazan
With Kazan everything is clear. The capital of Tatarstan, an ancient but modern city, which Putin himself called the third capital! True, sometimes there is something like that ...
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Novosibirsk
The third largest city in Russia, the capital of Siberia (although Krasnoyarsk would have argued here), which in 100 years has turned from a provincial provincial town into a megalopolis. True, in 1993 they wanted to arrange their temporary capital Rutskoi and Khasbulatov, but Novosibirsk is not to blame for this!
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Yekaterinburg
The capital of the Urals with a rich history, a constant contender for the title of the third capital, the city in which the first president of Russia has matured!
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Nizhny Novgorod
The capital of the Volga region ... True, this is the only million-plus city in Russia that is losing population, but Nizhny Novgorod still never recognize the primacy of Kazan!
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Velikiy Novgorod
One of the oldest cities in Russia, once a rich center of international trade, remained independent even during the Horde occupation of Russia, has now become a backwater (although it is the capital of the region). The status of the third capital, Veliky Novgorod, was proposed by Nikita Mikhalkov himself.
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Samara
In the years of great upheaval, Samara was (in fact) the temporary capital of Russia and the USSR. Another city, whose inhabitants could not but be distracted by the fact that Kazan had overtaken them.
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Omsk
Oh, Omsk! Once Kolchak met here, and now Dvorakovsky was barely expelled ... But maybe the status of the third capital will help revive this beautiful Siberian city?
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Sevastopol
The city-clamp, which after the annexation of the Crimea to Russia, received a unique status: along with Moscow and St. Petersburg, Sevastopol from the point of view of legislation is an independent region - a city of federal significance.
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Grozny
Another city on which the center willingly spends money. The city that rose from the ashes after the Chechen wars and acquired important political significance, each time guaranteeing the current president and the ruling party an excellent result in the elections.
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Fine, but we need some other option for fans of the Soviet Union!
Maybe Ruzaevka in Mordovia?
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Or Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan? But then the bombing of the whole of Kazan ...
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Let it be betterVolgograd! Moreover, I have not been there and I can not judge biased.

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