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Ivangorod

Essentials

Ivangorod was founded and named after Grand Prince Ivan III the Great as the site of a fortress to protect Rus from the Teutonic Knights. Today the impressive Ivangorod Fortress remains standing on the River Narva, still overlooking the Teutonic Knights' Hermann Castle on the other side of the river in Narva, Estonia. Due to the city's location on the Russian-Estonian border, a special border security zone regime applies for visiting the city.

Ivangorod


Basic facts
Name in Russian Ивангород
Status City in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region
Location On the River Narva
Distance 150km south-west of St Petersburg; 800km north-west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 10,688 people (2014)
Founded 1492
City Day Last Saturday in July
Official Website http://www.ivangorod.ru/