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Gorodets (Городец in Russian) is a town in the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast of Central Russia. It is located on the left bank of the Volga River 53 km north of Nizhny Novgorod. Population: 34,000 (1970). Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (Нижегоро́дская о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Volga in Yaroslavl (autumn morning) Length 3,690 km Elevation of the source 225 m Average discharge 8,000 m³/s Area watershed 1. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language Comoros (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code) the Michaelis-Menten constant Km, see Michaelis-Menten kinetics Kamenz (district), Germany (license plate indication) Messenia, Greece (license plate indication... Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Ни́жний Но́вгород), colloquially shortened as Nizhny and also transliterated into English as Nizhniy Novgorod or Nizhni Novgorod, is the fourth largest city of the Russian Federation, ranking after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Gorodets was founded in the 1170s as a large fortress on the Volga River. It was a starting point for numerous campaigns of Vladimir-Suzdal against Volga Bulgaria. In 1216, George II of Vladimir was dethroned by his brother and exiled here. In 1239, the town was burnt to the ground by Batu Khan's army. Folk tradition identifies Gorodets with Little Kitezh, a legendary town destroyed by the Mongols. Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... Volga in Yaroslavl (autumn morning) Length 3,690 km Elevation of the source 225 m Average discharge 8,000 m³/s Area watershed 1. ... Vladimir-Suzdal Principality, Vladimir-Suzdal Rus (Владимирско-Суздальская Русь), or Vladimir-Suzdal Grand Duchy (Влади́миро-Су́здальское кня́жество) was one of major principalities within the Kievan Rus and after its collapse. ... Volga Bulgaria or Volga-Kama Bolghar, is a historic state that existed between the 7th and 13th centuries around the confluence of the Volga and Kama rivers in what is now the Russian Federation. ... Events Prince Louis of France, the future King Louis VIII, invades England in the First Barons War Henry III becomes King of England. ... Yuriy II (Юрий II), also known as Georgy II of Vladimir or Georgy II Vsevolodovich (1189 - 1238), was the 4th Grand Prince of Vladimir (1212-16, 1218-38) who presided over Vladimir-Suzdal at the time of the Mongol invasion of Russia. ... Events Births June 17 Edward I of England known as Edward Longshanks or Hammer of the Scots Deaths Emperor Go-Toba of Japan Monarchs/Presidents Aragon - James I King of Aragon and count of Barcelona (reigned from 1213 to 1276) Castile - Ferdinand III, the Saint King of Castile and Leon... Batu Khan (Russian: Batyi, Батый) (c. ... The Invisible Town of Kitezh (1913) by Konstantin Gorbatov Kitezh (Китеж in Russian) was a legendary town in what is today the Voskresensky District of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia. ... The Mongols are an ethnic group that originated in what is now Mongolia, Russia, and China, particularly Inner Mongolia. ...


In 1263, Alexander Nevsky died in Gorodets on his way back to Novgorod from the Golden Horde. His son Andrew III made the town his chief residence. A famous medieval icon-painter, Prokhor, was born there. In the mid-14th century, the town was overshadowed by the neighbouring Nizhny Novgorod but continued as the third largest town of Nizhegorod Principality until 1408, when Edigu razed it to the ground. Events Detmold, Germany was founded. ... Monument in Saint Petersburg Saint Alexander Nevsky   listen? (Александр Ярославич Невский in Russian) (May 30, 1220?–November 14, 1263) was the greatest leader of medieval Russia who helped to preserve its unique Orthodox identity during the time of incessant attacks from the West and the East. ... Velikiy Novgorod (Но́вгород) is the foremost historic city of North-Western Russia, situated on the highway (and railway) connecting Moscow and St Petersburg. ... This article refers to the Mongol state in what is now Russia. ... Andrey III Alexandrovich (ca. ... Prokhor, also known as Prokhor of/from Gorodets (Прохор, Прохор с Городца in Russian) (? - ?) was a Russian painter. ... Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Ни́жний Но́вгород), colloquially shortened as Nizhny and also transliterated into English as Nizhniy Novgorod or Nizhni Novgorod, is the fourth largest city of the Russian Federation, ranking after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. ... Events December 13 - The Order of the Dragon is officially formated under King Sigismund of Hungary. ... Edigu, or Edigey (1352-1419) was an emir of the White Horde who founded the new political entity, which came to be known as the Nogai Horde. ...


For two following centuries the town was known as Gorodets Pustoy (i.e., "Gorodets the Empty"). Some chronicles state that its entire population moved slightly downstream and resettled at Salt-on-Gorodets. By the 19th century, Gorodets was revived as a prosperous village settled by Old Believer merchants and reputed for its decorative handicrafts, such as wood carving and painting. Balakhna (Балахна in Russian) is a town in the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia. ... A fragment of painting Boyarynya Morozova by Vasily Surikov depicting a defiant Old Believer arrested by Czar authorities in 1671. ... Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ...


The chief historic monuments of Gorodets - the Trinity Cathedral (1644), St Nicholas Church (1672), and Feodorovsky Monastery, associated with the famous icon of the same name, - were destroyed by the Communists. The oldest surviving structure is a rather plain church (1707-12), where the town's best known ruler, Andrew III, was interred in 1304. The 10th-century Fedorovskaya icon from Kostroma. ... Events 20 July - Fall of Stirling Castle: Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold in the Wars of Scottish Independence. ...


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  • History and monuments of Gorodets Radilov (in Russian)

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GORODETS (Городец in Russian) is a town in Region of the Nizny Novgorod of Central Russia.
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Gorodets craftsmen were also known as excellent makers of children chairs, brightly painted and without a single nail in them.
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