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Belozersk

Belozersk is one of the oldest cities in Russia, dating back to at least 862 when Sineus, the brother of Russia's founder Ryurik, is said to have settled there. It gets its name from Lake Beloe ('ozero Beloe') which literally means White Lake. Today it is quaint sleepy provincial city which is proud of its rich history, having been named a Historical City of Russia. The city has no railyway station and is easiest visited by bus from Vologda or Cherepovets.

Belozersk


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Белозерск
Status
City and administrative centre of the Belozersk District of the Vologda Region
Location
On the banks of Lake Beloe
Distance
210km north-west of Vologda; 605km north of Moscow; 635km east of St Petersburg
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
9,380 people (2014)
First Mentioned
862
City Day
Last weekend in August
Official Site
http://www.gorodbelozersk.ru/