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Serpukhov is located in the Southern part of the Moscow Region (99 km to the south of Moscow) and stands on the Nara River, a tributary of Oka. The population of the town is 126.7 thousand people (as of 2005).

The town has been recorded since 1339 and has a number of historic places of interest to offer. Among them is the unique history and art museum, Serpukhov ancient centre with preserved fragments of white-stone Kremlin walls and the Trinity Cathedral standing on a high hill at the confluence of rivers Serpeika and Nara, Wall of the Vistosky Monastery, as well as seventeen federal monuments of architecture.

In the outskirts of the town there is a unique Oka Terrace Biosphere Reserve with ice lakes, ancient woods, picturesque landscapes and a wisent nursery. To the North-East of Serpukhov, not far from the town boundaries, in the village of Pushchino one can find ruins of the old palace of the Princes Vyazemskys.

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Cities of the region

    Sergiev Posad
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