Today my post is connected to an average Russian city in the central part of the country – Tver with the population of around 400 000. Tver is situated on the bank of the famous river Volga, 180 km North-West from Moscow. In order for you to locate the place, I attach this picture.
So, Tver is 800 km away from Finnish Hämeenlinna, 700 km from Ukrainian Hmelnitskiy, and 1 700 km from Hungarian Kaposvar. Is it easier now? 🙂
The city was founded in 1135. The place has a rich history, and at some point Tver was even fighting against Moscow to became the capital. Fascinating, isn’t it?
I have not lived in the city for 7 years, and I was happy to see that historical places are renovated and marked on the map. More than that, the information is available in English now, which is an absolutely break through for the city.
The next picture was taken in the heart of the city by the marvellous Volga. On the background is the 100 year-old bridge, and in the front there is the statue of the most known Russian poet – Alexandr Sergeevich Pushkin.
And the entrance to the biggest city library named after the writer Maxim Gorkiy:
In my next post, I will continue introducing Tver the way I see it myself, cosy and ugly, modern and soviet, developed and… ruined.