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Yaroslavl | by Frans.Sellies
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Situated at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers some 250 km north-east of Moscow, the historic city of Yaroslavl developed into a major commercial centre from the 11th century. It is renowned for its numerous 17th-century churches and is an outstanding example of the urban planning reform Empress Catherine the Great ordered for the whole of Russia in 1763.

In 2005, the historical centre of Yaroslavl was added to the UNESCO world heritage list.

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Taken on June 17, 2003