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Location of Pskov in Europe
Coordinates
57°49′N 28°20′E / 57.817, 28.333Coordinates: 57°49′N 28°20′E / 57.817, 28.333
Coat of Arms
City Day: July 23
Administrative status
Federal subject
In jurisdiction of
Administrative center of
Pskov Oblast
Pskov Oblast
Pskov Oblast, Pskovsky District
Local self-government
Charter Charter of Pskov
Municipal status Urban okrug
Mayor Mikhail Khoronen
Legislative body City Duma
Area
Area 95.5 km² (36.9 sq mi)
Population (as of the 2002 Census)
Population
- Rank
- Density
202,780 inhabitants
90th
2,123.4/km² (5,499.6/sq mi)
Events
Founded n/a
First mentioned 903
Other information
Postal code 180xxx
Dialing code +7 8112
Official website
http://www.gorodpskov.ru/

Pskov (Russian: Псков, ancient Russian spelling Пльсковъ (Plescow)) is an ancient city, located in the north-west of Russia about 20 km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. The city of Pskov serves as the administrative center of Pskov Oblast. Population: 202,780 (2002 Census); 203,789 (1989 Census). Image File history File links Pskov_In_Europe. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 86 subjects[1]. These subjects are of equal federal rights in the sense that they have equal representation—two delegates each—in the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament). ... Coat of arms Pskov Oblast (Russian: , Pskovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Coat of arms Pskov Oblast (Russian: , Pskovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Coat of arms Pskov Oblast (Russian: , Pskovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Federal subjects of the Russian Federation Being the largest country in the world, and one of the most populated, Russia incorporates several types and levels of subdivisions. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A legislatureis a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to ratify laws. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ... This is a list of cities and towns in Russia with population over 50,000, grouped by federal subject and sorted by population. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Events Vikings invade England. ... Postcodes are generally clearly visible outside Australia Post offices. ... // Proposed Country Code: 3 In 1996, the European Commission proposed the introduction of a single telephone numbering plan, in which all European Union member states would use the code 3. Calls between member states would no longer require the use of the international access code 00. This proposal would have... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Types of inhabited localities in Russia, Soviet Union, and some other post-Soviet states have certain peculiarities with respect to the English language traditions. ... The Velikaya River (Великая) is located in western Russia (Pskov Oblast). ... Coat of arms Pskov Oblast (Russian: , Pskovskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ... The 1989 Soviet Census was the final and most comprehensive census taken within The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics The census officially recorded the popullation of the USSR at 286,717,000, making it the third most populous country in the world. ...

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Early history

The name of the city, originally spelled Pleskov, may be loosely translated as "the town of purling waters". Its earliest mention comes in 903, which records that Igor of Kiev married a local lady, St. Olga. Pskovians sometimes take this year as the city's foundation date, and in 2003 a great jubilee took place to celebrate Pskov's 1,100th anniversary. Burial of Igor the Old, by Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902). ... Baptism of Princess Olga. ...


The first prince of Pskov was St. Vladimir's younger son Sudislav. Once imprisoned by his brother Yaroslav, he wasn't released until the latter's death several decades later. In the 12th century and 13th centuries, the town adhered politically to the Novgorod Republic. In 1241, it was taken by the Teutonic knights, but Alexander Nevsky liberated it several months later during a legendary campaign dramatized in Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 movie. Saint Vladimir Svyatoslavich the Great (c. ... Mikhail Gerasimovs reconstruction of Yaroslavs appearance, based on his examination of Yaroslavs skull Yaroslav I the Wise (c. ... (Redirected from 12th) 12 (twelve) is the natural number following 11 and preceding 13. ... Medieval walls of Novgorod City The Novgorod Feudal Republic (Новгородская феодальная республика or Novgorodskaya feodalnaya respublika in Russian) was a powerful medieval state which stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Ural Mountains between the 12th and 15th century. ... For the state, see Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights. ... For other uses, see Alexander Nevsky (disambiguation). ... Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн) (January 23, 1898 – February 11, 1948) was a revolutionary Soviet Russian film director and film theorist noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and Oktober. ... For other uses, see Alexander Nevsky (disambiguation). ...

View of the Pskov kremlin from the Velikaya River.
View of the Pskov kremlin from the Velikaya River.

In order to secure their independence from the knights, the Pskovians elected a converted Lithuanian prince, named Daumantas (known in Russian as Dovmont), as their military leader and prince in 1266. Having fortified the town, Daumantas routed the knights at Rakovor and overran much of Estonia. His remains and sword are preserved in the local kremlin, and the core of the citadel, erected by him, still bears the name of Dovmont's town. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 483 KB) Troizkiy cathedral of Pskov. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 483 KB) Troizkiy cathedral of Pskov. ... Dovmont Town in Pskov. ... County Lääne-Viru County Area 10. ... This article is about Russian citadels. ...


Pskov Republic

Main article: Pskov Republic

By the 14th century, the town functioned as the capital of a de-facto sovereign republic. Its most powerful force was the merchants who brought the town into the Hanseatic league. Pskov's independence was formally recognized by Novgorod in 1348. Several years later, the veche promulgated a law code (called the Pskov Charter) which was one of the principal sources of the all-Russian law code issued in 1497. Pskov Feudal Republic (Псковская феодальная республика in Russian) was a Russian medieval state between the second half of the 13th century and early 16th century. ... Pskov Feudal Republic (Псковская феодальная республика in Russian) was a Russian medieval state between the second half of the 13th century and early 16th century. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... Removal of the veche bell from Novgorod to Moscow in 1478. ... Sudebnik of 1497 (Судебник in Russian, or Code of Law), a collection of laws, which was introduced by Ivan III and played a big part in the centralization of the Russian state, creation of the nationwide Russian Law and elimination of feudal division. ...


For Russia, the Pskov Republic was a bridge towards Europe. For Europe, it was a western outpost of Russia and subject of numerous attacks throughout the history. Unbelievably, the kremlin (called by Pskovians the Krom) withstood 26 sieges in the 15th century alone. At one point, five stone walls ringed it, making the city practically impregnable. A local school of icon-painting flourished, and local masons were considered the best in Russia. Many peculiar features of Russian architecture were first introduced in Pskov. Pskov Feudal Republic (Псковская феодальная республика in Russian) was a Russian medieval state between the second half of the 13th century and early 16th century. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Look up icon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Saint Basils Cathedral (1555-61) is a showcase of medieval Russian architecture. ...

"Batory during the Siege of Pskov", by Jan Matejko
Siege of Pskov by Stefan Batory, by Karl Brullov
Siege of Pskov by Stefan Batory, by Karl Brullov

Finally, in 1510, the city fell to Muscovite forces. The deportation of noble families to Moscow is a subject of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Pskovityanka (1872). As the second largest city of Muscovy, Pskov still attracted enemy armies. Most famously, it withstood a prolonged siege by 50,000-strong Polish army during the final stage of the Livonian War (1581–1582). The king of Poland Stefan Batory undertook some 31 attacks to storm the city, which was defended mainly by civilians. Even after one of the city walls was broken, the Pskovians managed to fill the gap and repel the attack. "It's amazing how the city reminds me of Paris", wrote one of the Frenchmen present at Batory's siege. On the left side of the King - Jan Zamoyski. ... On the left side of the King - Jan Zamoyski. ... For other persons of the same name, see Báthory. ... Combatants Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Tsardom of Russia Commanders King Stefan Batory Jan Zamoyski Prince Ivan Shuisky Prince Vasili Skopin-Shuisky Strength 31 000 16 000 Siege of Pskov, the last (and unfinished) painting of Karl Briullov; the siege from Russian perspective. ... Jan Matejko , self-portrait. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 568 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,971 × 1,400 pixels, file size: 514 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Карл БРЮЛЛОВ (1799-1852). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 568 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,971 × 1,400 pixels, file size: 514 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Карл БРЮЛЛОВ (1799-1852). ... For other persons of the same name, see Báthory. ... Karl Pavlovich Briullov (Карл Павлович Брюллов), called by his friends the Great Karl (December 12, 1799, St Petersburg - June 11, 1852, Rome), was the first Russian painter of international standing. ... Muscovy (Moscow principality (княжество Московское) to Grand Duchy of Moscow (Великое Княжество Московское) to Russian Tsardom (Царство Русское)) is a traditional Western name for the Russian state that existed from the 14th century to the late 17th century. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: , Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov), also Nikolay, Nicolai, and Rimsky-Korsakoff, (March 6 (N.S. March 18), 1844 – June 8 (N.S. June 21) 1908) was a Russian composer, one of five Russian composers known as The Five, and was later a... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... The Maid of Pskov (Russian: , Pskovityanka), also known as Ivan the Terrible, is an opera in three acts by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. ... Combatants Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Tsardom of Russia Commanders King Stefan Batory Jan Zamoyski Prince Ivan Shuisky Prince Vasili Skopin-Shuisky Strength 31 000 16 000 Siege of Pskov, the last (and unfinished) painting of Karl Briullov; the siege from Russian perspective. ... The Reformation reached Livonia in the 1520s. ... For other persons of the same name, see Báthory. ...


Modern history

Peter the Great's conquest of Estonia and Latvia in the early 18th century spelled the end of Pskov's traditional role as a vital border fortress and a key to Russia's interior. As a consequence, the city's importance and well-being declined dramatically, although it has served as a capital of separate government since 1777. It was here that the last Russian tsar abdicated in March 1917. Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... Tsar (Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian цар, Russian  , in scientific transliteration respectively car and car ), occasionally spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English, is a Slavonic term designating certain monarchs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During World War I Pskov became the center of much activity behind the lines, and after the Russo-German Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference (December 22, 1917March 3, 1918), in the winter of 1917–1918, the Imperial German Army invaded the area. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... A front line is a line of confrontation in an armed conflict, most often a war. ... For a city in France, see Brest, France. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The German Army (Deutsches Heer) was the name given the combined armed forces of the German Empire, also known as the Imperial Army (Reichsheer) or Imperial German Army. ...

Dozens of quaint old churches are scattered throughout Pskov.
Dozens of quaint old churches are scattered throughout Pskov.

The medieval citadel provided little protection against modern artillery, and during World War II Pskov suffered substantial damage during the German occupation from July 9, 1941 until July 23, 1944. Many ancient buildings, particularly churches, suffered destruction before the Wehrmacht could occupy the city. Though a huge portion of the population died during the war, Pskov has since struggled to regain its traditional position as a major industrial and cultural centre of Western Russia. Image File history File links Usokha. ... Image File history File links Usokha. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, a stylized version of the Iron Cross, the emblem of the Wehrmacht. ...


Landmarks and sights

Pskov still preserves much of its medieval walls, built from the 13th century on. The Krom, or medieval citadel, looks as impressive as ever. Within its walls rises the 256-foot-tall Trinity Cathedral, founded in 1138 and rebuilt in the 1690s. The cathedral contains the tombs of saint princes Vsevolod (died in 1138) and Dovmont (died in 1299). Other ancient cathedrals adorn the Mirozhsky abbey (completed by 1152), St. John's (completed by 1243), and the Snetogorsky monastery (built in 1310 and painted in 1313). This article is about a type of fortification. ... View of the Trinity Cathedral in the Pskov Kremlin. ... For the eponymous Rurikids, see Vsevolod Mstislavich. ... Dovmont Town in Pskov. ...


Pskov is exceedingly rich in tiny, squat, picturesque churches, dating mainly from the 15th and the 16th centuries. There are many dozens of them, the most notable being St. Basil's on the Hill (1413), St. Kozma and Demian's near the Bridge (1463), St. George's from the Downhill (1494), Assumption from the Ferryside (1444, 1521), and St. Nicholas' from Usokha (1536). The 17th-century residential architecture is represented by merchant mansions, such as the Salt House, the Pogankin chambers, and the Trubinsky mansion. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

A Russian coin commemorating Pskov's 1,100th anniversary
A Russian coin commemorating Pskov's 1,100th anniversary

Among the sights in the vicinity of Pskov are Izborsk, a seat of Rurik's brother in the 9th century and one of the most formidable fortresses of medieval Russia; the Pskov Monastery of the Caves, the oldest continually functioning monastery in Russia and a magnet for pilgrims from all over the country; the 16th-century Krypetsky Monastery; Elizarovo Monastery, which used to be a great cultural and literary centre of medieval Russia; and Mikhailovskoe, a family nest of Alexander Pushkin where he wrote some of the best known lines in the Russian language. The national poet of Russia is buried in the ancient cloister at the Holy Mountains nearby. Unfortunately, the area presently has only a very minimal tourist infrastructure, and the historic core of Pskov requires serious investments to realize its great tourist potential. Download high resolution version (702x720, 131 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (702x720, 131 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... General view of the fortress Inside the fortress of Izborsk Izborsk (Russian: ; Estonian: ) is a village in Pechorsky District of Pskov Oblast, Russia. ... Rurik or Riurik (Russian: , Old East Norse Rørik, meaning famous ruler) (ca 830 – ca 879) was a Varangian who gained control of Ladoga in 862 and built the Holmgard settlement (Ryurikovo Gorodishche) in Novgorod. ... View of Pskovo-Pechorsky Monastery Pskovo-Pechorsky Monastery or The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky monastery (Russian: Псково-Печерский Свято-Успенский мужской монастырь) is a male monastery, located on the Pechora River in Pechory, Pskov Oblast in Russia some 18 km from the Estonian border. ... Krypetsky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery situated 23 km from Pskov. ... Yeleazarovsky Monastery is a small convent founded in 1447 to the north of Pskov, along the road leading to Gdov, by a local peasant named Eleazar. ... Mikhaylovsky (masculine), Mikhaylovskaya (feminine), or Mikhaylovskoye (neuter) may refer to: Maxim Mikhaylovsky, Russian ice hockey player Nikolay Mikhaylovsky (1842–1904), a Russian publicist, literary critic, and sociologist Stoyan Mikhaylovsky (1856–1927), a Bulgarian poet Mikhaylovsky District, name of several districts in Russia Mikhaylovsky, name of several rural localities in Russia... Pushkin redirects here. ... Russian ( , transliteration: , IPA: ) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


Miscellaneous

Pskov is served by Pskov Airport which was also used for military aviation. Pskov Airport is an airfield in Pskov Oblast, Russia located 6 km southeast of Pskov. ...


Notable People

Sergei Viktorovich Fedorov (Russian:Сергей Викторович Фёдоров, Sergey Viktorovich Fyodorov; born December 13, 1969 in Pskov, Soviet Union; now Russia) is a professional ice hockey forward and occasional defenceman[1] who plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League. ...

Sister cities

Pskov is twinned with the following cities:

Weather averages for Pskov
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.8 (50) 11.3 (52) 18.5 (65) 27.6 (82) 32.0 (90) 32.6 (91) 35.0 (95) 35.6 (96) 30.3 (87) 22.6 (73) 14.1 (57) 10.8 (51) 35.6 (96)
Average high °C (°F) -4.4 (24) -3.7 (25) 1.2 (34) 9.5 (49) 17.2 (63) 21.2 (70) 22.7 (73) 21.2 (70) 15.6 (60) 8.7 (48) 2.1 (36) -1.9 (29) 9.1 (48)
Average low °C (°F) -10.4 (13) -10.6 (13) -6.5 (20) 0.4 (33) 6.1 (43) 10.4 (51) 12.3 (54) 11.1 (52) 6.8 (44) 2.3 (36) -2.4 (28) -7.1 (19) -1.1 (30)
Record low °C (°F) -40.6 (-41) -37.6 (-36) -29.7 (-21) -20.9 (-6) -5.1 (23) -0.1 (32) 2.7 (37) 1.3 (34) -4.6 (24) -12.2 (10) -23.8 (-11) -40.3 (-41) -40.6 (-41)
Precipitation mm (inch) 35 (1.4) 29 (1.1) 31 (1.2) 37 (1.5) 45 (1.8) 67 (2.6) 77 (3) 77 (3) 66 (2.6) 51 (2) 53 (2.1) 46 (1.8) 614 (24.2)
Source: Pogoda.ru.net[1] 8.09.2007

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Copyrighted photos

  • Pskov in modern and old photos
  • Pskov at night
  • Pskova river in Pskov
  • A tower of the kremlin
  • Assumption church at the Ferryside (1521)
  • 12th-century Mirozhsky abbey
  • Alexander Nevsky monument

References

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Pskov, Russia (Capital) - LoveToKnow 1911 (809 words)
Pskov, formerly the sister republic of Novgorod, and one of the oldest cities of Russia, maintained its independence and its free institutions until the,6th century, being thus the last to be brought under the rule of Moscow.
Pskov being an important strategic point, its possession was obstinately disputed between the Russians and the Germans and Lithuanians throughout the 11th and 12th centuries.
Pskov became a stronghold of Russia against Poland, and was besieged (1581) for seven months by Stephen Bathory during the Livonian War, and in 1615 by Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.
Informat.io on Pskov (833 words)
Pskov (Russian: Псков, ancient spelling Пльсковъ; Estonian: Pihkva; German: Pleskau; Lithuanian: Pleskava; Polish: Psków) is an ancient Russian city, located in the north-west of Russia about 70 km east from the Estonian border, on the river Velikaya, at 57°49′N 28°20′E The city of Pskov serves as the administrative center of Pskov Oblast.
Pskov's independence was formally recognized by Novgorod in 1348.
Pskov is exceedingly rich in tiny, squat, picturesque churches, dating mainly from the 15th and the 16th centuries.
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