Town Turns 850
The town of Gorodets (photo, above) celebrated its 850th anniversary in September. Gorodets, located in Nizhegorodskaya oblast, is the oldest town in that region. Historically, the town defended the eastern borders of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality from attacks by Volga bulgars. More recently, it has gradually become known as a center for production of various types of folk crafts.
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