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Belozersk

Essentials

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.

Belozersk


Basic facts
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)
First Mentioned 862
City Day Last weekend in August
Official Site http://www.gorodbelozersk.ru/