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Kozelsk

  In 1238 Batu Khan described Kozelsk as an evil city after, against all odds, it managed to hold out against the Mongols for seven weeks when larger and better fortified cities fell within days. The city is also closely associated with the famous Optina Hermitage which is located just outside of Kozelsk and a definite highlight. A trip to Kozelsk can be combined with a trip to Kaluga.

Kozelsk


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Козельск
Status
City and administrative centre of the Kozelsk District of the Kaluga Region
Location
On the left-bank of the River Zhizdra
Distance
70km south-west of Kaluga; 260km south-west of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
16,694 people (2014)
First Mentioned
1146
Titles/Awards
City of Military Glory
City Day
Second Monday of September
Official Website
http://адмкозельск.рф