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Though Tvers baroque and classical architecture doesnt put it in the same league as some of the Old Russian towns of the golden Ring, it has a number of attractions worth seeing.

Classical 1700s/early 1800s town houses and public buildings are typical of modern Tver.

The early architectural monuments of Tver were almost all destroyed during the years of feudal wars, the rest were devastated by the great fire of 1763. But the White Trinity Church (built in 1563-64 by Tushinsky under the reign of Ivan the Terrible) is still working. The Transfiguration Cathedral (late-17th century) following the pattern of the Assumption Cathedral in Moscow has also survived; the belfry (18th century) recalls that of the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius in Sergiyev Posad.

Tver is the place where many famous people were born and lived. Afanasiy Nikitin, Russian adventurer and explorer,was born here. You may see the famous Nikitin Monument, commemorating the Russian merchant and explorer who traveled to India in the mid-15th century and wrote about his trip. It is said that the monument was set not far from the place from whence he embarked for his trip. Nikolai Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist, lived here in 1856. In 1859 Fyodor Dostoyevsky spent a few months at No. I Pushkin Street. Saltykov- Shchedrin worked here as deputy governor of Tver in 1860-62, gathering material for several of his satirical works.




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Cities of the region

    Vyshny Volochyok
    Zapadnaya Dvina


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