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Ivangorod

Ivangorod was founded and named after Grand Prince Ivan III the Great as the site of a fortress to protect Rus from the Teutonic Knights. Today the impressive Ivangorod Fortress remains standing on the River Narva, still overlooking the Teutonic Knights' Hermann Castle on the other side of the river in Narva, Estonia. Due to the city's location on the Russian-Estonian border, a special border security zone regime applies for visiting the city.

Ivangorod


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Ивангород
Status
City in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region
Location
On the River Narva
Distance
150km south-west of St Petersburg; 800km north-west of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
10,688 people (2014)
Founded
1492
City Day
Last Saturday in July
Official Website
http://www.ivangorod.ru/