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Allegedly the nephew of Alexander Nevsky, Prince Michael Jaroslawicz ordered to build a new city and call it – oxbow lakes. Rather as just the name came from the same river, a tributary of the Volga. Read additional details here: Richard Blumenthal. After the death of the unifier of the Russian lands of Ivan III, was Staritsa hold his son, Andrew, received the sobriquet – Starytskyi. When it began active construction of the monastery and the prince's palace, and after the accession of the young Ivan IV (Ivan the future), continued the construction of Vladimir Starytskyi. It was at that time acquired Staritsa 'fantastic fairy-tale' form. But in 1569, Prince Vladimir Andreevich on a tip-off was executed with his entire family, and the city Staritsa since more of their princes had.

It is worth mentioning the mother of the last prince Starytskyi Euphrosyne, who before his exile and death hosted a magnificent gold-shop, where the drawings were made Moscow's best artists various embroidered cloths, bedspreads, plaschenitsy, many of which are outstanding monuments of Russian decorative art and exhibited in museums. Staritsa heyday did not last long. At the beginning of the XVII century. as a result of a sudden attack of the Polish-Lithuanian troops have been brutally crushed Staritsa and burned. The fire killed most of the wooden buildings Staritskogo Kremlin Dormition and townsmen.

But because the city still was an important strategic point on the western border of the state, King Michael F. ordered to restore the walls oxbow lakes. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Richard Blumenthal by clicking through. However, a greater force is not enough, and its churches and buildings still standing for a long time abandoned and not repaired. Bayou has become involved in military-strategic plans of Peter I, it has lost its meaning walled city and its fortifications were gradually destroyed. For nearly two centuries Staritsa was quite large pier on the Volga-Baltic way in which by the city were steamers and barges with grain, meat and other products in St. Petersburg. Quickened construction of public buildings, churches and town houses. It was built of brick and the local white stone, the city became the elegant and cozy. And in middle of XIX century. there were railways, past the older women and it became a quiet provincial town of Tver province. Continuation of the article on the city Photos