Yurievets was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky on the River Volga. Unlike several other cities in the region, it was decided to save Yurievets from flooding during the construction of the Gorkovskoe Reservoir in the 1950s. Today the city is most associated with the respected film director Andrey Tarkovsky who was born nearby and spent his childhood in Yurievets.
City and administrative centre of the Yurievets District of the Ivanovo Region
On the right-bank of the River Volga (Gorkovskoe Reservoir)
60km east of Kineshma; 165km north-east of Ivanovo; 460km north-east of Moscow
9,092 people (2014)
1225 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky
First Saturday in August