Tver city, Russia

The capital city of Tver oblast.

Tver overview

Tver (from 1931 to 1990 - Kalinin) is an administrative center of Tver region of Russia. It is situated about 170 km from Moscow. The city is an important railway junction and the Volga River port.

Tver population is about 409,000 (2012); land area - 152 sq. km.

The phone code is +7 4822; postal codes - 170000-170043.

Tver city flag

Tver city flag

Tver city coat of arms

Tver city coat of arms

Tver city map, Russia

Tver city map of Russia

Tver history

Tver was first time mentioned in 1164. It was a small settlement of Novgorod city merchants. In 1209, Tver settlement passed to Grand Prince of Vladimir. Famous Russian ruler Alexander Nevskiy granted it to Yaroslav Yaroslavich, his younger brother, in 1246.

Tver principality was developing quickly and soon became one of the richest and most populated states of Russia. The reason was that the territories of Tver state were rarely visited by Tatar raids and a lot of people from ravaged South states of Russia moved there.

At the end of the 13th century, Tver state was one of the main rivals of Moscow state for dominating in Russia. After years of struggle, in 1485, armies of Moscow state tsar Ivan III the Great captured Tver.

In 1763, there was a great fire that completely destroyed Tver ancient buildings. After the fire, the town was rebuilt in Neoclassical style.

In 1931, Tver received new name - Kalinin (after Soviet leader Mikhail Kalinin). In 1941, the city was occupied by German army. Two months later it became the first large city in Europe liberated from German occupation.

Tver pictures

Tver city street

Tver city street

Author: Andrey Dmitriev

Tver view

Tver view

Author: Andrey Dmitriev

Tver architecture

Tver architecture

Author: Alexandra Kilanova


Tver places of interest

White Trinity Church (1564) is the only remaining ancient monument of Tver. Also there are a lot of buildings of Catherine the Great and Soviet times.

Highly rated in the region, Tver State University is located in the city. Also there are agricultural, medical, military academies and technical university in Tver.

Tver city of Russia photos

Tver monuments

Tver Nikitin monument

Tver Nikitin monument

Author: Inna Zyuganova

Tver Kalinin monument

Tver Kalinin monument

Author: Inna Zyuganova

Tver Lenin monument

Tver Lenin monument

Author: Cherepanov Timofey


Tver places

Tver river station

Tver river station

Author: Andrey Dmitriev

Tver Soviet monument

Tver Soviet monument

Author: Alexandra Kilanova

Tver theater

Tver theater

Author: Andrey Dmitriev


Tver churches

Tver church

Tver church

Author: Igor Stolyarov

Tver Voznesensky cathedral

Tver Voznesensky cathedral

Author: Igor Stolyarov


Tver Drama Theater - explore the city yourself


The comments of our visitors

Darryl Strohman
Tver'
Cheers to the best city in Russia. I visited there in 1998, just after the financial crash, and fell in love with your little piece of paradise on the Volga. To Pavel and Galina, my hosts, I say - Salute! You were fantastic! To my teachers, Elena, Dasha, Irina and all others, I commend you and say Thank You. Whenever I get the chance to travel back to Russia, Tver' will be my destination!!!

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