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Rybinsk

Essentials

Rybinsk stands on the confluence of the rivers Volga and Sheksna close to the Rybinskoe Reservoir. Its current name is derived from the Russian word for fish – ‘ryba’, which is explained by the fact that the city once supplied the royal court in Moscow with sturgeons and other fish. The city can be easily visited from both Yaroslavl and Moscow, and can be combined with a visit to Tutaev, Myshkin or Uglich.

Rybinsk


Basic facts
Name in Russian Рыбинск
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Rybinsk District of the Yaroslavl Region
Location On the rivers Volga and Sheksna
Distance 90km north-west of Yaroslavl, 320km north of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 194,843 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1071
Former Names Ust-Sheksna, Rybnaya Sloboda, Scherbakov, Andropov
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City (secondary)
Official Website http://rybinsk.ru/