Church of the Ascension Spassk
Penza is a city in southwestern Russia, located on the Sura River 388 miles southeast of Moscow

It was founded as a frontier fortress-city in 1640.

Today, it is notable for its large size, warm climate in comparison to other Russian cities, Russian church, and historic ruins.

People Born in Penza

Nastya Kusakina

Penza in People's Lives

Nastya Kusakina: I was born here in 1996.

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