On the Volga, Moscow Bound

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Uglich Hydroelectric Station

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The town of Kalyazinès importance grew significantly with the foundation of the Makaryevsky Monastery on the opposite bank of the Volga in the 15th century. This abbey used to be the most conspicuous landmark of Kalyazin and comprised numerous buildings of historic interest, including a refectory from 1525.

In 1940, the monastery and most of the old town were flooded during the construction of the Uglich Hydroelectric Station , which created the Uglich Reservoir . After that, the town was effectively relocated to a new, higher spot.

On the Volga

The Outskirts of Moscow

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