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Coordinates: 56°30′0″N, 31°37′47″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Toropets (Russian: Торо́пец) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, where the Toropa River enters Lake Solomeno. Population: 14,600 (2002 Census); 17,510 (1989 Census). Types of inhabited localities in Russia, Soviet Union, and some other post-Soviet states have certain peculiarities with respect to the English language traditions. ... Tver Oblast (Russian: Тверска́я о́бласть) 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. ...


History

In 1074, when the town was first mentioned in chronicles, Toropets belonged to the Princes of Smolensk. By 1167, it was large enough to have its own princes. The most famous of its rulers was Mstislav the Bold, whose grandson Alexander Nevsky wed Alexandra of Polotsk in Toropets in 1239. Generally a chronicle (Latin chronica, from Greek Χρόνος) is historical account of facts and events in chronological order. ... A view of Smolensk in 1912. ... Mstislav Mstislavich the Bold (Russian: ) was one of the most popular and active princes of Kievan Rus in the decades preceding Mongol invasion of Rus. ... Saint Alexander Nevsky   (Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский in Russian; transliteration: Aleksandr Yaroslavich Nevskiy) (May 30, 1220? – November 14, 1263) was the Grand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir during some of the most trying times in the countrys history. ... Polatsk (Belarusian: По́лацак, По́лацк; Polish: Połock, also spelt as Polacak; Russian: По́лоцк, also transliterated as Polotsk, Polotzk, Polock) is the most historic city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina...


In the mid-15th century the town passed to the Great Duchy of Lithuania, which had to surrender it to Ivan III following the Battle of Vedrosha in 1503. In the early 17th century, Toropets was ransacked by the Polish army. In 1777, the town became a part of the Pskov guberniya. The presumable banner of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with the coat of arms, called Пагоня in Belarusian, Vytis in Lithuanian and Pogoń in Polish The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė, Belarusian: Вял&#1110... Albus rex Ivan III Ivan III Vasilevich (Иван III Васильевич) (January 22, 1440, Moscow – October 27, 1505, Moscow), also known as Ivan the Great, was a grand duke of Muscovy who first adopted a more pretentious title of the grand duke of all the Russias. Sometimes referred to as the gatherer of... Battle of Vedrosha was one of the greatest battles in the medieval history of Russia. ... The Trinity Cathedral (1682-99) is a symbol of Pskovs former might and independence. ... Guberniya (Russian: ) (also gubernia, guberniia, gubernya) was a major administrative subdivision of the Imperial Russia, usually translated as governorate or province. ...


The Soviet authority in Toropets was established on October 30 (November 12), 1917. In 1935, the town was included into Kalinin Oblast (today's Tver Oblast). The town was occupied by the Wehrmacht from August 29, 1941, until January 21, 1942, when it was liberated during the Toropets-Kholm Operation. “CCCP” redirects here. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kalinin refers to: Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin The city of Tver, which from 1931 to 1990 was named after Kalinin. ... Wehrmacht   (armed forces, literally defence force(s)) was the name of the armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Wehrmacht Red Army Commanders Colonel General Ernst Busch General Kurochkin Strength Unknown 122,100 Casualties Unknown 29,200 The Toropets-Kholm Operation was a military operation ~conducted by the Red Army during the Soviet-German War, from 9th January to 6th February 1942 south of Lake Ilmen. ...


The oldest brick churches in the town are dedicated to St Nicholas (1666–1669), to Our Lady of Kazan (1698–1765), and to John the Baptist (1704). Our Lady of Kazan (16th century). ...



Coat of arms of Tver Oblast Cities and towns in Tver Oblast Flag of Russia
Administrative center: Tver

Andreapol | Bezhetsk | Bely | Bologoye | Kalyazin | Kashin | Kimry | Konakovo | Krasny Kholm | Kuvshinovo | Likhoslavl | Nelidovo | Ostashkov | Rzhev | Staritsa | Torzhok | Toropets | Udomlya | Vesyegonsk | Vyshny Volochyok | Zapadnaya Dvina | Zubtsov Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Tver_oblast. ... Tver Oblast (Russian: Тверска́я о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Tvers coat of arms depicts grand ducal crown placed on a throne. ... Andreapol (Russian: Андреаполь) is a town in Tver Oblast in Russia, located in the upper reaches of the Western Dvina River. ... Bezhetsk (Russian: Бежецк) is a town in Tver Oblast in Russia, located on the Mologa River at its confluence with the Ostrechina River. ... Coat of arms of Bely Bely (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, situated on the Obsha River, about halfway between Smolensk (to the west), Toropets (to the north), and Rzhev (to the south-east). ... Coat of arms of Bologoye Bologoye or Bologoe (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, the administrative centre of Bologovsky District and a major railway hub. ... Kalyazin (Russian: ) is a small town in Tver Oblast, Russia. ... Country Russia Oblast Tver Oblast District Kashinsky District Founded 1238 Government  - Mayor Anatatoly Sokolov Area  - Town 5-15 km²  (-0. ... Kimry (Russian: Кимры) is a town in Tver Oblast in Russia, located on the Volga River, at its confluence with the Kimerka River. ... Konakovo (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia. ... Coat of Arms of Krasny Kholm Krasny Kholm (Russian: , meaning Red Hill) is a town in the north-east of Tver Oblast, Russia. ... Kuvshinovo (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, located on the Osuga River, 133 km away from Tver. ... Likhoslavl (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, located 41 km northwest of Tver, on the Moscow-Saint Petersburg Railway. ... Nelidovo (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, located in the Valdai Hills on the Mezha River (Western Dvinas tributary) 276 km southwest of Tver. ... Ostashkov (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, 199 km west of Tver. ... Rzhev is the uppermost town situated on the Volga river. ... View of Staritsa in 2002. ... General view of the town in the 1910s. ... Category:Cities_and_Towns_in_Russia Town in Tver oblast, centre of administrative district. ... Vesyegonsk (Весьего́нск) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia. ... Memorial to Alexey Venetsianov in Vyshny Volochyok Vyshny Volochyok (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast of Russia. ... Zapadnaya Dvina (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Western Dvina River, 321 km southwest of Tver. ... The town of Zubtsov as photographed by Prokudin-Gorskii. ...


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Rzhev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (435 words)
Rzhev rivals Toropets as the oldest town of the region.
Their neighbours from Toropets, on the other hand, give more credence to Rzhev's first mention in a major chronicle under 1216, when it was in possession of Mstislav the Bold, Prince of Toropets.
Whatever the truth may be, it is clear that medieval Rzhev was bitterly contested by three regional powers—the Republic of Novgorod, the Princedom of Smolensk, and the Grand Princedom of Vladimir-Suzdal.
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