Penza is green city
Penza have rich
cultural traditions: oldest in Russia drama theatre grounded in 1793, fixed circus
grounded in 1874.
The art college works in Penza since 1898.
Photo by A.Nazarov
There are a lot of higher educational institutions in Penza: state university, pedagogical
university, architectural - building academy, technological institute, military artillery
institute, agricultural institute and others.
Penza is an industrial city, in which one
instrument making and engineering traditionally developed. Among exported commodities it
is possible to mark diesel engines and diesel engine - generator for vessels and
diesel electricity generating plants, compressors.
Folk art museum
Bridge across Sura river
Initially Penza was founded on the river Penza shore. But the main
regional river Sura have changed its bed in 1945 and Penza is situated on the banks
of Sura river now.