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Kashin

Essentials

Kashin developed as the centre of an appendage principality of the Tver Grand Principality which often became involved in the struggles between Moscow and Tver. It is also associated with St Anna of Kashin, a member of the Ryurikid dynasty who married into the Tver royal family and later became a nun in Kashin. Today Kashin is a quaint provincial city and one of its best features is the River Kashinka which flows around the centre in the form of a heart. You can combine a visit to Kashin with a trip to Kalyazin.

Kashin


Basic facts
Name in Russian Кашин
Status City and administrative centre of the Kashin District of the Tver Region
Location On the River Kashinka
Distance 145km north-east of Tver; 220km north of Kashin
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 15,178 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1238
Official Website http://www.kashin.info/