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Myshkin

Essentials

The name Myshkin comes from the Russian word for mouse – ‘mysh’. It is so named as according to legend a prince founded the city after he was woken here by a mouse, which as a consequence saved him from being bitten by a venomous snake. Myshkin has since made much of this connection to mice in developing its tourist trade, in addition to it being a quaint provincial city on the Volga. The city can be easily visited from Yaroslavl or Uglich.

Myshkin


Basic facts
Name in Russian Мышкин
Status City and administrative centre of the Myshkin District of the Yaroslavl Region
Location On the left-bank of the River Volga (Rybinskoe Reservoir)
Distance 100km west of Yaroslavl, 280km north of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 5,946 people (2014)
First Mentioned 15th century
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City (secondary)
Official Website http://www.gorodmyshkin.ru/