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Gorokhovets coat of arms combines Vladimir's heraldic lion with peas, alluding to the plant which gave rise to the town's name.
Gorokhovets coat of arms combines Vladimir's heraldic lion with peas, alluding to the plant which gave rise to the town's name.

Gorokhovets (Russian: Гороховец) is a town and a center of the Gorokhovets Raion (district) in the Vladimir Oblast (province) in Russia, on the highway from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod. It is also a river port on the Klyazma River. Population: 14,524 (2002). The name of the town originates from Горох (Gorokh), a Russian word for peas. Population 358,000 (census 2004) Time zone Moscow: UTC+3 Latitude/Longitude 56°09′ N 40°25′ E Vladimir (Влади́мир) is a city in Russia, administrative center of Vladimir Oblast. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... Categories: Stub | Oblasts of Russia ... An oblast (Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть, Bulgarian: о́бласт) is a subnational entity of Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the now-defunct Soviet Union, approximately equivalent to a province. ... Saint Basils Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin at Red Square. ... Area  - Total 260,000 mi² Population  - City (2003)  - Metropolitan 1,334,249 2 million approx. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 A port is a facility at the edge of an ocean, river, or lake for receiving ships and transferring cargo and persons to them. ... Klyazma (Кля́зьма) is a river in Russia which is the left tributary of Oka. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name Pisum sativum A pea (Pisum sativum) is the small, edible round green seed which grows in a pod on a leguminous vine, hence why it is called a legume. ...


Before the arrival of East Slavs, the region was inhabited by the Finno-Ugric people of Merya. Gorokhovets was first mentioned in a chronicle for 1239, when it was sacked by the Mongols. It is believed that a minor fortress had existed there for several preceding decades. The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. ... Geographical distribution of Finno-Ugric (Finno-Permic in blue, Ugric in green). ... The Meryas were a probably Finno-Ugric tribe which lived in the region of Moscow, Rostov, Kostroma, Jaroslavl and Vladimir. ... Generally a chronicle (Latin chronica) is historical account of facts and events in chronological order. ... 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... The Mongol Invasion of Russia was an invasion of the medieval state of Kievan Rus by a large army of nomadic Mongols, starting in 1223. ...

In 1539 the Tatars of Kazan were about to burn it but retreated upon seeing a ghost in a shape of a gigantic knight with a sword. After that, the mount where the apparition was seen came to be known as Puzhalovo, i.e., the "frightening one". Events May 30 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold. ... Categories: Historical stubs | Former countries | Tatars | Tatarstan history | History of Mongolia ...

The golden age of Gorokhovets is associated with the 17th century, when it was a merchandise centre for a large area, which comprised today's Vladimir and Ivanovo regions. A number of churches, monasteries, and chambers were commissioned by the local merchants at that time. The 17th-century belfries of Gorokhovets are particularly noteworthy. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Ivanovo has the following meanings: Ivanovo - a city in Russia. ...

According to the Soviet TV series Seventeen Instants of Spring, Gorokhovets was a native town of Stirlitz, a fictional Soviet spy in Nazi Germany, played by Vyacheslav Tikhonov. A plan to erect a monument to Stirlitz, as a Tikhonov look-alike, in the downtown Gorokhovets is currently under discussion. Seventeen Instants of Spring(Семнадцать мгновений весны in Russian) is a Soviet TV series filmed in 1973 based on the book series by novelist Julian Semyonov by the same title. ... Vyacheslav Tikhonov as Stirlitz Otto von Stierlitz (Russian: , transcibed Stirlitz) is a hero of a popular Russian book series written by novelist Julian Semyonov and of television series Seventeen Instants of Spring and feature films, produced in the Soviet era. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Vyacheslav Tikhonov (February 8, 1928) is a famous Soviet actor, a recipient of numerous state awards. ...

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The churches of Gorokhovets date from the town's golden age in the 17th century.
The churches of Gorokhovets date from the town's golden age in the 17th century.
  • Postal zip code: 601483
  • Phone code: 09238*****
  • Directory phone: 22-2-22
  • Time zone: Moscow
  • Latitude: 56°12'N
  • Longitude: 42°42'E

Latitude, denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ...

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Gorokhovets coat of arms combines Vladimir's heraldic lion with peas, alluding to the plant which gave rise to the town's name.
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The expositions of the house of Sapozshnikov show peculiarity of a provincial Russian town, it's character, traditions, estate features and tempers from the 17th till the begining of the 20th century.
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