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Tver



Introduction of Tver
City 100 mi NW of Moscow, capital of Tver oblast.At the confluence of the Volga and Tver Rivers, it isa major port and industrial center. The city grew uparound a fort established about 1180, and by themid-13th century was an important trading centerand powerful principality that rivaled Moscow. In1485, however, Ivan III, grand duke of Moscow, conqueredit in the process of consolidating the Muscovitestate. In 1931 Tver was renamed for Mikhail I.Kalinin, a Russian communist revolutionary who wasthe first chairman of the central executive committeeof the USSR from 1919 to 1946. The name waschanged back in 1992. The city was occupied brieflyby German troops in the fall of 1941. A castle and acathedral dating to the 17th century are here.City 100 mi NW of Moscow, capital of Tver oblast.At the confluence of the Volga and Tver Rivers, it isa major port and industrial center. The city grew uparound a fort established about 1180, and by themid-13th century was an important trading centerand powerful principality that rivaled Moscow. In1485, however, Ivan III, grand duke of Moscow, conqueredit in the process of consolidating the Muscovitestate. In 1931 Tver was renamed for Mikhail I.Kalinin, a Russian communist revolutionary who wasthe first chairman of the central executive committeeof the USSR from 1919 to 1946. The name waschanged back in 1992. The city was occupied brieflyby German troops in the fall of 1941. A castle and acathedral dating to the 17th century are here.