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Toropets

Essentials

Toropets has been named a Historical City of Russia as many of its old buildings have survived, mainly thanks to it rather remote location. The city was the scene of the marriage of Russian hero Aleksandr Nevsky and the Our Lady of Toropets Icon is believed to have been brought to the city for the occasion. Due to the poor transport connections with the rest of the Tver Region it is best to visit from Moscow, using the Staraya Toropa railway station and then getting a bus or taxi to Toropets.

Toropets


Basic facts
Name in Russian Торопец
Status City and administrative centre of the Toropets District of the Tver Region
Location On the River Toropa
Distance 320km west of Tver; 415km west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 12,290 people (2014)
Founded 1074
Titles/Awards Historical City of Russia
Official Website http://www.toropecadm.ru/