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Toropets

Toropets

Toropets has been named a Historical City of Russia as many of its old buildings have survived, mainly thanks to it rather remote location. The city was the scene of the marriage of Russian hero Aleksandr Nevsky and the Our Lady of Toropets Icon is believed to have been brought to the city for the occasion. 


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Торопец
Status
City and administrative centre of the Toropets District of the Tver Region
Location
On the River Toropa
Distance
320km west of Tver; 415km west of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
12,290 people (2014)
Founded
1074
Titles/Awards
Historical City of Russia
Official Website
http://www.toropecadm.ru/