Sep 10, 2011

Google Doodle History: 1000th Anniversary of Yaroslavl (Sep 10, 2010)

Sep 10, 2010 - 1000th Anniversary of Yaroslavl - (Russia) 

The city of Yaroslavl marks its 1,000th anniversary on September 10, 2010. Preceded by Viking sites such as Timerevo from the 8th or 9th centuries, the city is said to have been founded in 1010 as an outpost of the Principality of Rostov Veliky, and was first mentioned in 1071. Capital of an independent Principality of Yaroslavl from 1218, it was incorporated into Muscovy in 1463. In the 17th century it was Russia's second largest city, and for a time (during the Polish occupation of Moscow in 1612), the country's de facto capital. Today, Yaroslavl is an important industrial center. It located 250 kilometers (160 mi) northeast of Moscow. Its population is over 590,000 people. (Wikipedia)

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