I live in Pyatigorsk. This is a very beautiful town. It is situated in the Stavropol region in the North Caucasus. It is situated among five mountains, at the foot of the mountain of Mashuk. Our town has a small river named Podkumok.
Pyatigorsk is a historical, cultural and health center. The places of interest are: the Lermontov’s grot, the Diana’s grot, the Proval with its blue water, which has an interesting legend, Lermontov’s house, where the great poet lived, the place of his duel, where he was killed in 1841, the wonderful Lermontov gallery and some other places.
There are many cultural places in our town: the Theater of Music Comedy, many cinemas, libraries, the park of culture and rest and monuments of old architecture. In our town as in many other towns there is a church, which is very beautiful. The center of trade is the district of Upper and Under markets. There are many shops and stalls there. A broad street leads there. Our town is a health center. It has mineral springs, sanatoriums, hospitals, physical-culture centers and others. Many tourists visit our town. They are not only from our country, but also from many other countries. There are 3 institutes in our town. They are: the Pedagogical, Pharmaceutical and Polytechnical Institutes. There are also many technical and secondary schools. I like my town very much because it’s my native town.