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Description of Kineshma
Kineshma is located in the north of the Ivanovo
region. The city is located on the right bank of the Volga. This is
the second largest city in the region with a population of over 80
thousand people. Kineshma is the administrative center of the
Kineshma region. The city is located on the right bank of the Volga
(Gorky Reservoir), 400 km northeast of Moscow, 100 km from the
regional center Ivanovo, and covers an area of 48.9 km², stretching
along the river bank for more than 11 kilometers.
The exact date of foundation of Kineshma is
unknown. The first written mention of Kineshma dates from 1429, when
it was destroyed by the Tatars. At the end of the 15th century,
Kineshma, with the city of Lukh, was given to the possession of
Prince F. M. Belsky (according to other sources, in 1504 Kineshma
Ivan III was granted to Prince F. M. Volsky, and then Ivan the
Terrible - Prince IP Shuisky, after whose death in 1587 she returned
to royal possession).
In 1504 and 1539 Kineshma is mentioned
in the sources as a rural settlement. Initially, Kineshma was a
small settlement, whose inhabitants engaged in fishing for
themselves and the sovereign; then it expanded and formed a posad.
In one of its parts, Yamskoy settlement (later Zarechye or
Turuntayevka), there lived coaches, whose clan was descended from
Turuntai Pronsky and belonged to the class of armored boyars. At the
beginning of the 20th century, traces of the earthen wall and a dry
moat remained intact.
Travel Destinations in Kineshma
Kineshma State Museum of Art and History.
Drama Theater. A. N. Ostrovsky.
How to get there
103 km from Ivanovo