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Susanino (Molvitino till 1939) is an urban settlement, the administrative center of Susanino District of the Kostroma Region of Russia.

The settlement is located on River Shacha, 62 km to the northeast of the regional center Kostroma, on the highway Kostroma Bouy.

The settlement is included into the List of historical cities and towns of Russia.

History of Susanino

For the first time the village of Molvitino was recorded in the 16th century, as the center of local iron ore industry.

In 1613 it was ruined by the Poles. It was the vicinities of the village that the famous feat of Ivan Susanin born nearby to Molvitino was associated with.

In the 17th century the village belonged to the seigniorial family of the Saltykovs. In due course Molvitino gradually grew into a large trading village, were large fairs were arranged, and in the 18th century stone shopping arcade was constructed. Cloth and felting craft, manufacturing of caps, horse breeding, and cheese making also developed there.

In 1928 the village of Molvitino became the regional center, and in 1939 it was renamed into Susanino after Ivan Susanin. In 1971 Susanino got the status of an urban settlement.

The main sight of the settlement is the Resurrection Church of the 17th century. It is depicted in A.K.Savrasov's painting Rooks have arrived. Now the church also houses Ivan Susanin Museum (1871). Some constructions of the second half of the 19th century have also remained in the settlement.

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