Sep 27, 2010

Russia FDC on "The 1000th Anniversary of Yaroslavl"

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The 1000th Anniversary of Yaroslavl

Date of Issue : 10 September 2010

Yaroslavl is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 kilometers north-east of Moscow. Yaroslavl has just hosted the Global Policy Forum.

Yaroslavl lies at the intersection of several major highways, railways, and waterways. Preceded by Viking sites such as Timerevo from the 8th or 9th centuries, the city is said to have been founded in 1010 as an outpost of the Principality of Rostov Veliky, and was first mentioned in 1071. Capital of an independent Principality of Yaroslavl from 1218, it was incorporated into Muscovy in 1463. In the 17th century it was Russia's second largest city, and for a time (during the Polish occupation of Moscow in 1612), the country's de facto capital. Today, Yaroslavl is an important industrial center (petrochemical plant, tire manufacturing plant, diesel engines plant and many others).

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