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Vyazma

Essentials

Vyazma is located between Smolensk and Moscow and in its history it has suffered at the hands of the armies of both Napoleon and Hitler. As a result the city has been named a City of Military Glory. A visit to Vyazma could be combined with a trip to nearby Gagarin.

Vyazma


Basic facts
Name in Russian Вязьма
Status City and administrative centre of the Vyazma District of the Smolensk Region
Location On the River Vyazma
Distance 235km west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 54,754 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1239
Titles/Awards City of Military Glory
City Day On Pentecost
Official Website http://www.mgorv.ru/