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Firovsky District
FIROVSKY DISTRICT (Russian : Фи́ровский райо́н) is an administrative and municipal district (raion ), one of the thirty-six in Tver Oblast , Russia
Russia
. It is located in the north of the oblast and borders with the urban-type settlement of Ozyorny in the north, Bologovsky District
Bologovsky District
in the northeast, Vyshnevolotsky District in the east, Kuvshinovsky District in the south, Ostashkovsky District in the southwest, Demyansky District of Novgorod Oblast
Oblast
in the west, and with Valdaysky District , also of Novgorod Oblast, in the northwest. The area of the district is 1,836 square kilometers (709 sq mi). Its administrative center is the urban locality (an urban-type settlement ) of Firovo . Population: 9,396 (2010 Census ); 11,919 (2002 Census ); 14,282 (1989 Census )
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Novgorod Oblast
NOVGOROD OBLAST (Russian : Новгоро́дская о́бласть, Novgorodskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast ). Its administrative center is the city of Veliky Novgorod . Some of the oldest Russian cities, including Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod
and Staraya Russa
Staraya Russa
, are located in the oblast. The historic monuments of Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod
and surroundings have been declared a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site . Population: 634,111 (2010 Census )
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Novgorod Governorate
Coordinates : 58°26′N 32°23′E / 58.433°N 32.383°E / 58.433; 32.383 Novgorod Governorate Новгородская губерния Governorate of Russian Empire
Russian Empire
1727–1927 → Coat of arms Map of Novgorod Governorate, between 1890 and 1907. CAPITAL Novgorod HISTORY • Established 1727 • Disestablished 1927 POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS five provincesNOVGOROD GOVERNORATE (Russian : Новгоро́дская губе́рния, Novgorodskaya guberniya, GOVERNMENT OF NOVGOROD), was an administrative division (a guberniya ) of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
, which existed from 1727 to 1776 and from 1796 to 1927. Its administrative center was in the city of Novgorod . The governorate was located in the northwest of the Russian Empire
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Russian Census (2002)
RUSSIAN CENSUS OF 2002 (Russian : Всеросси́йская пе́репись населе́ния 2002 го́да) was the first census of the Russian Federation since the dissolution of the Soviet Union , carried out on October 9 through October 16, 2002. It was carried out by the Russian Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat). CONTENTS* 1 Data collection * 1.1 Resident population * 1.2 Non-residents * 2 Census
Census
results * 2.1 Citizenship * 2.2 Language abilities * 3 See also * 4 External links DATA COLLECTIONThe census data were collected as of midnight October 9, 2002. RESIDENT POPULATIONThe census was primarily intended to collect statistical information about the RESIDENT POPULATION of Russian Federation
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Tver Viceroyalty
Coordinates : 57°N 36°E / 57°N 36°E / 57; 36 Tver
Tver
Viceroyalty Тверское наместничество Viceroyalty of Russian Empire
Russian Empire
1775–1796 Tver
Tver
Viceroyalty in 1792 CAPITAL Tver
Tver
HISTORY • Established 25 November 1775 • Disestablished 12 December 1796TVER VICEROYALTY (Russian : Тверское наместничество, Tverskoye namestnichestvo) was an administrative division of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
, which existed from 1775 until 1796. Its seat was in Tver
Tver
. In 1796, it was transformed to Tver
Tver
Governorate . The area of the viceroyalty is currently split between Tver
Tver
and Moscow
Moscow
Oblasts
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Stolobny Island
STOLOBNY ISLAND is an island on Lake Seliger in the Tver Oblast of Russia
Russia
, about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the town of Ostashkov . CONTENTS * 1 Nilov Monastery * 2 Origin of name * 3 History * 4 Current status * 5 External links NILOV MONASTERYThe island is the home of NILOV MONASTERY, which was founded by Saint Nilus in 1594, and previously welcomed up to 40,000 pilgrims each year. Most of the buildings of the monastery were built in the 18th and 19th Centuries in a neoclassical style. Today the monastery complex remains one of the most impressive ensembles of Neoclassical architecture in Eastern Europe. Some of its churches date back to the 17th century. A graceful embankment was completed by 1812, and a large cathedral was built in 1821-25. The construction of the causeway to the island was completed in 1812
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Leningrad Oblast
LENINGRAD OBLAST (Russian : Ленингра́дская о́бласть, tr. Leningradskaya oblast’; IPA: ) is a federal subject of Russia
Russia
(an oblast ). It was established on August 1, 1927, although it was not until 1946 that the oblast's borders had been mostly settled in their present position. The oblast was named after the city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg ). Unlike the city, the oblast retains the name of Leningrad
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Tver Governorate
Coordinates : 57°N 36°E / 57°N 36°E / 57; 36 Tver
Tver
Governorate Тверская губерния Governorate of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
1796–1929Coat of arms Map of the governorate (1800) CAPITAL Tver
Tver
HISTORY • Established 12 December 1796 • Disestablished 12 August 1929 POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS twelve uyezdsTVER GOVERNORATE (Russian : Тверская губерния, Tverskaya guberniya) was an administrative division (a guberniya ) of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
, which existed from 1796 until 1929. Its seat was in Tver
Tver

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Soviet Census (1989)
The 1989 SOVIET CENSUS (Russian : Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989, "1989 All-Union Census"), conducted between 12-19 January of that year, was the last one that took place in the former USSR . The census found the total population to be 286,730,819 inhabitants. In 1989, the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
ranked as the third most populous in the world, above the United States
United States
(with 248,709,873 inhabitants according to the 1 April 1990 census), although it was well behind China
China
and India
India
. CONTENTS * 1 Statistics * 2 SSR Rankings * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links STATISTICSIn 1989, about half of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
's total population lived in the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
, and approximately one-sixth (18%) of them in Ukraine
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Drainage Basin
A DRAINAGE BASIN is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river , bay , or other body of water . The drainage basin includes all the surface water from rain runoff , snowmelt , and nearby streams that run downslope towards the shared outlet, as well as the groundwater underneath the earth's surface. Drainage basins connect into other drainage basins at lower elevations in a hierarchical pattern , with smaller SUB-DRAINAGE BASINS, which in turn drain into another common outlet. Other terms used interchangeably with drainage basin are CATCHMENT AREA, CATCHMENT BASIN, DRAINAGE AREA, RIVER BASIN, and WATER BASIN. In North America , the term WATERSHED is commonly used to mean a drainage basin, though in other English-speaking countries, it is used only in its original sense, that of a drainage divide
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Volga River
The VOLGA (Russian : Во́лга; IPA: ( listen )) is the longest river in Europe
Europe
. It is also Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and watershed . The river flows through central Russia
Russia
and into the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
, and is widely regarded as the national river of Russia
Russia
. Eleven of the twenty largest cities of Russia
Russia
, including the capital, Moscow
Moscow
, are located in the Volga's watershed. Some of the largest reservoirs in the world can be found along the Volga. The river has a symbolic meaning in Russian culture
Russian culture
and is often referred to as Волга-матушка Volga-Matushka (Mother Volga) in Russian literature and folklore
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Valdai Hills
The VALDAI HILLS (Russian : Валда́йская возвы́шенность or Валда́й, Latvian : Valdaja augstiene) are an upland region in the north-west of central Russia running north-south, about midway between Saint Petersburg and Moscow , spanning Leningrad , Novgorod , Tver , Pskov , and Smolensk Oblasts . The Valdai Hills are a popular tourist destination , particularly for fishing. The towns of Ostashkov and Valday are also remarkable for their historical associations. Valdaysky National Park was established in 1990 in the southern part of Novgorod Oblast to protect the landscapes of the highest part of the hills. The park includes Lake Valdayskoye and the northern section of Lake Seliger, as well as the town of Valday. Since 2004, the National Park has the status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
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Novgorod Republic
The NOVGOROD REPUBLIC (Russian : Новгоро́дская респу́блика, tr. Novgorodskaja respublika; IPA: ; Old Church Slavonic : Новгородскаѧ землѧ / Novgorodskaję zemlę) was a medieval East Slavic state from the 12th to 15th centuries, stretching from the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
to the northern Ural Mountains , including the city of Novgorod
Novgorod
and the Lake Ladoga
Lake Ladoga
regions of modern Russia
Russia
. Citizens referred to their city-state as "His Majesty (or Sovereign) Lord Novgorod
Novgorod
the Great" (Gosudař Gospodin Velikij Novgorod), or more often as "Lord Novgorod
Novgorod
the Great" (Gospodin Velikij Novgorod). The Republic prospered as the easternmost port of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League

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Tvertsa River
The TVERTSA (Russian : Тверца) is a river in Vyshnevolotsky , Spirovsky , Torzhoksky , and Kalininsky Districts , as well as in the cities of Torzhok and Tver
Tver
in Tver
Tver
Oblast , Russia
Russia
, a left tributary of the Volga River
Volga River
. It is 188 kilometres (117 mi) long, and the area of its basin 6,510 square kilometres (2,510 sq mi). The principal tributaries of the Tvertsa are the Tigma River
River
(left), the Shchegrinka River
River
(right), the Osuga River
River
(right), the Logovyazh River
River
(left), and the Kava River
River
(left)
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Peter The Great
PETER THE GREAT (Russian : Пётр Вели́кий, tr. Pyotr Velikiy; IPA: ), PETER I (Russian : Пётр I, tr. Pyotr I; IPA: ) or PETER ALEXEYEVICH (Russian : Пётр Алексе́евич; IPA: ; 9 June 1672 – 8 February 1725) ruled the Tsardom of Russia
Tsardom of Russia
and later the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
from 7 May (O.S. 27 April) 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V . Through a number of successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, westernized, and based on The Enlightenment . Peter's reforms made a lasting impact on Russia
Russia
and many institutions of Russian government trace their origins to his reign
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