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Izborsk, a village with a population of about 700 people located in the Pechora district of the Pskov region, 30 km west of Pskov, is one of the oldest Russian towns first mentioned in the chronicles in 862.

Today, this historical-cultural and natural-landscape museum-reserve is a popular tourist destination. Photos by: zhzhitel.

Izborsk - one of the oldest towns in Russia, photo 1

walk around Izborsk


The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery is one of the largest and most famous monasteries in Russia with a long history.

This is one of the most valuable and interesting historical and architectural complexes in the country. It is located on the south-eastern outskirts of the town of Pechora in the Pskov region, near the border with Estonia. Pskov-Caves Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Denis Spirin.

Pskov-Caves Monastery, Russia, photo 1

explore the fortress-monastery


Today Izborsk (also known as Old Izborsk) is a village located in Pechorsky district of Pskovskaya oblast. But the settlement of Izborsk is also one of the most ancient Russian towns mentioned together with Smolensk and Polotsk towns.

Izborsk is located about 30 km to the west of Pskov city. Main attraction of the place is a fortress constructed in the 14th century. The photos were captured by John Sinterson (all the pictures are clickable).

Izborsk town, Russia ancient fortress view