Samara (Сама́ра), called Kuybyshev (Ку́йбышев) from 1935 to 1990, is one of the largest cities in Russia.
It is situated in the south-eastern part of European Russia, the Volga Federal District, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. Samara is also the administrative centre of Samara Oblast.
Samara is located on the east bank of the Volga river, which acts as its western boundary. Its northern boundary is formed by the Sokolyi Hills and by the Steppes in the south and east.
Kurumoch International airport (Международный аэропорт - Курумоч) (International airport code: KUF ) is the International airport of Samara, Russia located 35 km (22 miles) N of the city.