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Izborsk

Essentials

Izborsk was first mentioned in 862 as a centre of the Krivichi people and where Ryurik's brother Truvor settled. Most of Izborsk's sights are associated with ancient history such as the Izborsk Fortress and Truvor's Gorodische, where Truvor is said to have been buried. The best way to get to Izborsk is via Pskov and it can easily be combined with a visit to Pechory.

Izborsk


Basic facts
Name in Russian Изборск
Status Village in the Pechory District of the Pskov Region
Location On Lake Gorodischenskoe
Distance 30km south-west of Pskov; 325km south-west of St Petersburg; 760km north-west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 789 people (2011)
First Mentioned 862