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Borisoglebsky

Essentials

The only reason to visit the small provincial town of Borisoglebsky is to see its magnificent monastery, which is one of the best preserved examples of a fortified monastery in Russia. You can easily visit as a trip from Rostov Veliky.

Borisoglebsky


Basic facts
Name in Russian Борисоглебский
Status Town (urban-type settlement) and administrative centre of the Borisoglebsky District of the Yaroslavl Region
Location On the River Ustye
Distance 20km east of Rostov; 80km south-west of Yaroslavl; 225km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 5,612 people (2014)
Founded 1363
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City (secondary)