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Maloyaroslavets

  Maloyaroslavets is a small provincial city in between Moscow and Kaluga. The city has been named a City of Military Glory in recognition of two important battles fought here: one against Napoleon which denied him the chance to retreat from Russia via Kaluga and one against the Nazis to liberate the city. Maloyaroslavets can be visited as a day trip from Moscow or en route to Kaluga from the capital.

Photo by Nikolai Biryukov


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Малоярославец
Status
City and administrative centre of the Maloyaroslavets District of the Kaluga Region
Location
On the right-bank of the River Luzha
Distance
60km north-east of Kaluga; 130km south-west of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
28,955 people (2014)
First Mentioned
1402
Titles/Awards
City of Military Glory
City Day
Second weekend in June
Official Website
http://www.mjar.ru