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Pereslavl-Zalessky - the birthplace of Russian hero Aleksandr Nevsky - stands on the oval-shaped Lake Plescheevo and with six monasteries and the earthen mounds of its former kremlin is a popular destination on the Golden Ring. It is possible to visit the city as a day trip from Moscow.

Basic facts
Name in Russian Переславль-Залесский
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Pereslavl District of the Yaroslavl Region
Location On Lake Plescheevo where River Trubezh flows into it
Distance 125km south-west from Yaroslavl, 140km north-east of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 40,283 people (2014)
Founded 1152 by Yuri Dolgoruky
Titles/Awards Golden Ring City
City Day 12 June
Official Website