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Mosalsk

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Description of Mosalsk

Mosalsk is a city in Russia, the regional center of Mosalsky district of the Kaluga region. It forms the city of Mosalsk with the same name municipality with the status of an urban settlement as the only settlement in its composition. The city is located in the west of the Kaluga region, 18 km from the A101 Moscow-Roslavl highway, 42 km from the Baryatinskaya railway station, 80 km west of Kaluga.

 

 

 

The first mention of Mosalsk dates back to 1231, when the city, at that time called Masalsk, was part of the Chernigov principality. Later it became the main city of the specific Mosalsky principality.

At the beginning of the XV century Mosalsk was under the rule of Lithuania. It was occupied by the troops of Ivan III in 1493. At the beginning of the XVI century, it finally became part of Russia.

From 1776 - Mosalsk is the district city of Mosalsky district of the Kaluga governorship (from 1796 - the Kaluga province). In the middle of the XIX century, Mosalsk was an important transit point for goods on the way from Smolensk to St. Petersburg and Riga. The merchants' dynasty of Mamontov originates from this city.

Since 1929, the city has been the district center of the Mosalsky District of the Sukhinichsky District of the Western Region (since 1944, Kaluga Region). During the Great Patriotic War, Mosalsk was occupied by Nazi troops from October 6, 1941 to January 8, 1942. In 1980-1990, new neighborhoods were built in the city.

 

 

 


 

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Interesting information and useful tips