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Apart from the surviving buildings of the Volokolamsk Kremlin, the real reason you should come to Volokolamsk is to see some of the sights located in the surrounding Volokolamsk District. Volokolamsk was named a City of Military Glory, partly due to the heroism of the Panfilovtsy Guardsmen who made their last stand just outside the city and this battle is now commemorated with giant monuments of soldiers. Also on the outskirts of the city are the famous Iosifo-Volotsky Monastery and the estates of Yaropolets and it is worth the effort to visit these. All in all, a trip around Volokolamsk and the Volokolamsk District makes a great day trip from Moscow.


Basic facts
Name in Russian Волоколамск
Status City and administrative centre of the Volokolamsk District of the Moscow Region
Location On the confluence of the River Gorodnya and River Lama
Distance 125km north-west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 21,692 people (2014)
First mentioned 1135
Former names Volok na Lame
Titles/Awards City of Military Glory
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Top recommendations in Volokolamsk

  • Volokolamsk Kremlin

    Go to the Volokolamsk Kremlin to see the Resurrection and St Nicholas' Cathedrals and to visit the Historical-Architectural Museum.

  • Iosifo-Volotsky Monastery

    Visit the famous Iosifo-Volotsky Monastery in the nearby village of Terayeva.

  • Yaropolets

    Go to Yaropolets to visit the Goncharov and Chernyshev Estates.

  • Dubosekovo

    Go to Dubosekovo, the scene of a fierce WWII battle and see the impressive memorial which now stands there.