Voronezh is located 350 miles south of Moscow and dates back to 1585. Currently, the population of Voronezh is over 1 million. The people of Voronezh treasure its fierce history of fighting invasions from Napoleon in 1812 and from Hitler in 1943. Many of the industries in Voronezh produce a large part of Russia’s farm machinery and construction materials. The city also has a booming food industry producing meat, dairy products, grain and pasta. Voronezh is also the home to the Illytian Aircraft Factory. Voronezh takes pride in its educational tradition and the city is the home to the third largest university in Russia as well as many research facilities. Voronezh became our Sister City in 1991.