Oxbow – a district center in the Tver region, 72 km south-west of Tver. The population of 9.2 thousand (1992) is situated on the eastern edge of the Valdai Hills, on the Volga River, 10 km from the railway station of the same name on line St. Petersburg – Rzhev. General information Staritsa – a small town in the Tver region west of Tver, situated on the steep banks of the Volga River in its upper reaches. Surrounds it is a typical Central Russian nature, with its characteristic Valdai Hills, the hills, with stunning views of forests, streams, and meadows. Location Staritsa convinces as well how our ancestors to choose sites for their settlements, to build where the 'like of city of receipts be '. And the town buildings – churches, monastic buildings, residential houses – also fit perfectly into the surrounding countryside.

Photo Staritsa – History Staritsa not so eventful, as the history of other Russian cities, but this city lacked any 'Down and Out' for many centuries, as well as the whole of Russia. And he knew its heyday, as evidenced by the surviving monuments, although much has been lost, especially the works of wooden architecture. Bayou in the XVI century, was a favorite residence of Ivan the Terrible and his 'staff' during the Livonian War and, according to researchers at the time represented in the eyes of a foreigner 'fantastic fairy-tale picture' with its white stone walls, guard towers at hip roof, as if created by nature itself.