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Uglich

Essentials

In Russian history Uglich is famous for being the scene of the mysterious death of Tsarevich Dmitry, the young son of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, presumably on the orders of Boris Godunov. Several of the main sights in the city are connected with this event. It is easy to visit Uglich from Yaroslavl and it can be combined with a trip to Myshkin.

Uglich


Basic facts
Name in Russian Углич
Status City and administrative centre of the Uglich District of the Yaroslavl Region
Location On the River Volga (Uglichskoe Reservoir)
Distance 110km west of Yaroslavl, 245km north of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 32,766 people (2014)
Founded 937
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City (secondary)
Official Website http://www.goroduglich.ru/