Uglich

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Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River.wikipedia
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Yaroslavl Oblast

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Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River.
The Volga River flows through Yaroslavl Oblast, with two major dams constructed at Uglich and Rybinsk.

Andrey Bolshoy

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Grand Duke Ivan III of Moscow gave the town to his younger brother Andrey Bolshoy in 1462.
Andrey Vasilyevich Bolshoy, nicknamed Goryai (14 August 1446 in Uglich – 6 November 1493 in Moscow), was the third son of Vasili II of Russia who transformed his capital in Uglich into a major centre of political power and ensured the town's prosperity for two centuries to come.

Yuri of Uglich

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During the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the town passed to his only brother, Yury.
He ruled the appanage principality of Uglich on the Volga.

False Dmitry I

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People readily believed that Dmitry was alive and supported several False Dmitrys (see False Dmitry I, False Dmitry II, False Dmitry III) who tried to grab the Muscovite throne.
It is generally believed that the real Dmitry died in Uglich.

Ivan the Terrible

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During the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the town passed to his only brother, Yury.
In 1551 the wooden fort of Sviyazhsk was transported down the Volga from Uglich all the way to Kazan.

False Dmitry II

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People readily believed that Dmitry was alive and supported several False Dmitrys (see False Dmitry I, False Dmitry II, False Dmitry III) who tried to grab the Muscovite throne.
The real Dmitry had died under uncertain circumstances; most likely an assassination, in 1591 at the age of nine at his widowed mother's appanage residence in Uglich.

Boris Godunov

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Suspicion immediately fell on the tsar's chief advisor, Boris Godunov.
Shortly after Ivan's death the Council had both Dmitri and his mother, Maria Nagaya, moved to Uglich, some 120 miles north of Moscow.

Sviyazhsk

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Local inhabitants helped the Tsar capture Kazan by building a wooden fortress which was transported by the Volga all the way to Kazan.
Sviyazhsk was founded in 1551 as a fortress, which was built within four weeks from parts made in Uglich and transported down the Volga.

Uglich Hydroelectric Station

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The modern town did have a famous watch manufacturing plant now closed (see Chaika watches), a railway station, and a hydroelectric power station.
The Uglich Hydroelectric Station or Uglich GES is a hydroelectric station on the Volga River in Uglich in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, and is the first of the Volga-Kama Cascade of dams.

Uglich Reservoir

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Actually, Stalin's decision to create the Uglich Reservoir led to severe flooding of the town's outskirts.
It was built in 1939 in the town of Uglich.

Administrative divisions of Yaroslavl Oblast

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As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as the town of oblast significance of Uglich—an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts.

Kremlin (fortification)

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In the first third of the 18th century the kremlin cathedral and its remarkable bell-tower were demolished and rebuilt.

Dmitry of Uglich

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After Ivan's death, his youngest son Dmitry Ivanovich was banished to Uglich in 1584.
In 1584, Godunov sent Dmitry, his mother and her brothers into exile to the Tsarevich's appanage city of Uglich.

Uglichsky District

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Within the framework of administrative divisions, Uglich serves as the administrative center of Uglichsky District, even though it is not a part of it.
Its administrative center is the town of Uglich (which is not administratively a part of the district).

Tented roof

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The Assumption three-tented church (1628) of the Alexeyevsky Monastery is considered a true gem of Russian medieval architecture.
The first instance of this type is the Marvellous Church in Uglich, whose three graceful tents remind one of three burning candles.

Classification of inhabited localities in Russia

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Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River.

Russia

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Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River.

Volga River

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Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River.

Moscow

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Uglich had been the seat of a small princedom from 1218 until 1328 when the local princes sold their rights to the great prince of Moscow.

Grand Duchy of Moscow

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As a border town of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, it was burned several times by Lithuanians, Tatars, and the grand prince of Tver.

Lithuanians

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As a border town of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, it was burned several times by Lithuanians, Tatars, and the grand prince of Tver.

Tatars

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As a border town of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, it was burned several times by Lithuanians, Tatars, and the grand prince of Tver.

Tver

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As a border town of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, it was burned several times by Lithuanians, Tatars, and the grand prince of Tver.

Ivan III of Russia

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Grand Duke Ivan III of Moscow gave the town to his younger brother Andrey Bolshoy in 1462.

Intercession

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Particularly notable were the cathedral (rebuilt in 1713), the Intercession Monastery (destroyed by the Bolsheviks) and the red-brick palace of the prince (completed in 1481 and still standing).