Dmitrov is a medieval town situated 65 km (40 mi) North of
Moscow. Dmitrov was founded in 1154 by Yury Dolgoruky (Yury
Long-hand) at the site where his son Vsevolod the Big Nest was born.
Its name is derived from Vsevolod's patron saint St. Demetrius. It
was given town rights in 1374. During the early 16th century Dmitrov
flourished and the Assumption Cathedral in the kremlin and the
monastery cathedral of Sts. Boris and Gleb were constructed.
However, in 1569 the city was seized by the secret police
"Oprichnina" and went into a decline, which was further accelerated
during the "Time of Troubles", when the city was sacked by Polish
troops. The city was on the frontier during both the Napoleonic wars
and World War II (known as the first and second great patriotic wars
in Russia). The renowned Russian anarchist Piotr Kropotkin resided
in the city between the Russian revolution in 1917 and his death in
1921. During the 1930s the Moscow channel was constructed, passing
through the western part of Dmitrov.
Travel Destinations in Dmitrov
In the center there is a large number of cathedrals. With the
exception of cathedrals, almost all the rest of the buildings are
typical panel houses of regional series. There are very few
Churches Assumption Cathedral (XVI century).
Sretenskaya Church (1814), st. Professional, 65. Trinity Church
of Tikhvin (1795-1801), st. Pushkinskaya, 17. Kazan Church
(1735), st. Podlipichye, 8. Vvedenskaya Church (1763-1768), st.
Staro-Rogachev, 47. Prison Elizabethan Church (1897).
Historic houses House-Museum of Kropotkin. The house of the
merchant and the mayor of Voznychikhin. House Klyatov. House
Novoselova. House Tolchenov-Tugarinov. Tugarinovskaya
Monuments Monument to Yuri Dolgoruky
Monument to Cyril and Methodius Monument to P. A. Kropotkin
Monument to Boris and Gleb
Dmitrov Drama Theater "Big Nest".
City Children's Theater Studio "Snow White". Roller School Wheels
Master (teaching roller skating at the school Wheels Master), Moscow
Region, Dmitrov, ul. Professional, 25 (Park "Extreme").
email@example.com ☎ +7 (926) 927-35-80. Roller School
Wheels Master is a community of professionals and lovers of outdoor
activities in an urban setting. School teachers are certified by the
National League of Instructors and provide training for both
beginners and advanced rollers. Training programs for adults and
children, as well as the schedule of summer roller skating courses
are described in detail on the school’s official website.
Outskirts of Dmitrov
Museum of the history of the channel. Moscow in
the village of Dedenevo, st. Komsomolskaya, house 27 (st. Tourist
Savyolovsky direction, from Dmitrov (more than 45 minutes): on
weekdays 9.20-12, 14-15, 18.30-19.20, 21-22; From 20-20-20.10; from
Iksha on weekdays 9.20- 10.10, 11.40-14.40, 15.40-16.40 or buses 32
(8 per day mostly before lunch), 43 (3 per day), 401 (about 2 per
hour) from Dmitrov or Iksha, 54 (3 per day) from Dmitrov. Located
next to the gateway number 4 in the administrative building of the
Yakhroma district of hydraulic structures. The museum contains
exhibits telling about the construction of the canal, its role in
the Second World War and use today.
History of Dmitrov
Dmitrov was originally founded by Yury Dolgoruky
in 1154, where his son Vsevolod was born. Its name is explained by
the fact that Vsevolod's patron saint was St. Demetrius.
the 13th century, the settlement marked a point where the borders of
the Grand Duchy of Moscow, Tver, and Pereslavl-Zalessky converged.
The settlement itself belonged to the princes of Galich-Mersky,
located much to the north, until 1364, when it was incorporated into
the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Both Dmitry Donskoy and his grandson
Vasily II granted Dmitrov as an appanage to their younger sons, so
Dmitrov was the capital of a tiny principality. In 1374, it was
given town rights.
The reign of Ivan III's son Yury Ivanovich
(1503–1533) inaugurated the golden age of Dmitrov. It is during his
reign that the black-domed Assumption Cathedral in the kremlin and a
smaller monastery cathedral of Sts. Boris and Gleb were built.
Thereafter, the town passed to Yury's brother, Andrey of Staritsa.
In 1569, it was seized from Vladimir of Staritsa, added to the
Oprichnina and consequently went into a decline. The town suffered
further damage during the Time of Troubles, when it was ransacked by
In 1812, Dmitrov was briefly occupied by the
French Grande Armée (Great Army). In 1941 another invers the German
Army or Wehrmacht soldiers were stopped on the outskirts of the
town. The Anarchist prince Peter Kropotkin spent his last years
there. In the 1930s, the local kremlin was excavated by Soviet
How to get there By plane The nearest airport to the city
is Moscow - Sheremetyevo.
By train By train (from
Savyolovsky station in Moscow) to the following stations: Dmitrov,
Dubna, Savylovo, Verbilki, Taldom. The journey time of an ordinary
train is about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and a comfortable express
train - 1 hour.
By car From Moscow by Dmitrovskoye
highway, a distance of about 65 kilometers.
By bus From
Moscow from the metro station "Altufevo".
On the ship
Dmitrov is located on the Moscow Canal, the port is abolished. Motor
ships and passenger ships do not stop in the city.