Crimean Russian Academic Drama Theatre - one of the oldest in the country. Archival documents, periodicals, regional literature suggests that early in 1820 in Simferopol given theater. In fact, from this time in the city began to operate a professional theater.
Simferopol (Ukrainian: Сімферополь; Russian: Симферополь, meaning in Greek: city of common good; Crimean Tatar: Aqmescit, literally: The white mosque) is the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in southern Ukraine. As the capital of Crimea, Simferopol is an important political, economic, and transport center of the peninsula. As of 2006, the city's population is 340,600. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simferopol