Tver, one of the oldest Russian cities, is located 170 km away from Moscow, on the banks of the Volga. According to archives, the first settlement appeared here already in the 9th-10th cc.
In 1247 Tver became the centre of the Tver Principality. The favorable location on the important commercial way connecting Novgorod with North-East Russia attracted here a lot of people from Old Russian lands.
Throughout all Russian history Tver has played an important role in the country’s economy and politics, and today it is a large industrial and cultural centre of Russia. The city has numerous textile, chemical, publishing and machine-building enterprises, as well as cultural institutions, several theatres, philharmonic halls, museums and architectural monuments, such as the travel palace of Catherine II, the Ascension Church and the Hall of the Nobility.
Official Web-Site: http://www.tver.ru.