Belozersk is one of the oldest cities in Russia, dating back to at least 862 when Sineus, the brother of Russia's founder Ryurik, is said to have settled there. It gets its name from Lake Beloe ('ozero Beloe') which literally means White Lake. Today it is quaint sleepy provincial city which is proud of its rich history, having been named a Historical City of Russia. The city has no railyway station and is easiest visited by bus from Vologda or Cherepovets.
|Name in Russian||Белозерск|
|Status||City and administrative centre of the Belozersk District of the Vologda Region|
|Location||On the banks of Lake Beloe|
|Distance||210km north-west of Vologda; 605km north of Moscow; 635km east of St Petersburg|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||9,380 people (2014)|
|City Day||Last weekend in August|