Kirillov

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kirillov

 

a city, center of Kirillov Raion, Vologda Oblast, RSFSR. It is located on Lakes Siverskoe and Dolgoe, 8 km from the landing of Goritsy (on the Volga-Baltic Waterway) and 100 km northeast of the Cherepovets railroad station.

The city was founded in the 14th century around Kirillo-Belozerskii Monastery as a sloboda (tax-exempt settlement) belonging to the monastery. In 1775 the sloboda was made a city. Beginning in 1776, Kirillov was made an administrative center of a district.

The modern city has a creamery and a cultural educational school. The Historical-Architectural and Art Open-air Museum is located on the territory of the former Kirillo-Belozerskii Monastery. A branch of the museum is also located on the site of the former Ferapontov Monastery in the village of Ferapontovo, Kirillov Raion.

REFERENCE

Bocharov, G., and V. Vygolov. Vologda, Kirillov, Ferapontovo, Belozersk. Moscow, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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