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Tver is a city in the center of Russia, located on the bank of the Volga River. It is the administrative center of the Tver region and has a population of about 500 thousand people.

Year of foundation-1135

Number of Universities-8

Population-0.5 million people

Subsistence minimum-13,000 rubles (130 euros)

Average temperature: -9 degrees Celsius in Winter and +19 degrees Celsius in Summer

Average cost of dormitory-5,000 rubles (50 euros)

Average cost of one-room apartment rent- 20,000 rubles (200 euros)

Tver is known for its historical landmarks, such as the Kremlin, the Assumption Cathedral and others. The city is also famous for its cuisine, which includes dishes from fish, meat and vegetables. In Tver there are many parks and squares where you can walk and enjoy the nature. The city is also known for its museums and theatres, which attract tourists from around the world. In addition, Tver is an important transport hub through which many rail and road routes pass. This makes the city attractive for business and investment.

Tver has a rich history, which began in the IX century. At that time the city was known as Tmutarakan and was one of the centers of Kievan Rus. In 1135 Knyaz Yuri Dolgoruky has founded the city of Tver. In the 13th century Tver was captured by the Mongols and became the part of the Golden Horde. In 1485, Duke Ivan III annexed Tver to the Moscow Principality. In the 17th century, Tver became a center of crafts and trade, as well as an important strategic point on the way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. During the 1812 Patriotic War Tver was occupied by French forces but in 1813 it was liberated by Russian troops. Since the beginning of the XX century Tver developed as an industrial center. Such large enterprises as the "Red October" and the "Tverenergomash" factories were built here. Nowadays Tver is a modern city with developed infrastructure and cultural heritage. There are many museums, theatres, parks and other attractions.

Tver is famous for its architectural buildings. There are some of them:

 1.Tverskaya Fortress.

Tverskaya fortress is a historical place, located in the city of Tver. It was built in the 16th century and served a defensive facility to protect the city from enemy attacks. One of the main attractions of the Tver Fortress is the Assumption Cathedral, which was built in 1722. The cathedral is one of the most beautiful and impressive buildings in the city. It is shaped like a cross and decorated with many decorative elements. Inside the cathedral there are many icons and other religious artifacts that attract tourists from all over the world. Tverskaya Fortress and Assumption Cathedral are important cultural and historical monuments of the city of Tver and are interesting for tourists who want to get acquainted with the history of the city and its attractions.

2. Church of the Savior on Ilyin.

Church of the Savior on Ilyin is an Orthodox church in Tver, located on the bank of the Volga. The church was built in 1642-1660 by order of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich. It has the shape of a cross and consists of two tiers: the lower and upper. The lower tier has three domes and the upper tier has five domes. The church is one of the most beautiful and significant churches in the Tver region. It is an object of Russian cultural heritage and attracts many tourists from all over the world.

3. House of merchant Arefiev.

The house of merchant Arefiev is a historical building located in the city of Tver on Zhelyabov Street. The building was built in the 1870s and is one of the most beautiful and significant architectural monuments of the city. The house was built on the project of architect Ivan Afanasyev and belonged to merchant Alexander Arefiev. The architecture of the building combines elements of Russian classicism and modern. The house has two floors; the facade is made in beige colors with elements of a red brick decor. Inside the house were preserved original interiors that reflect the style of their time. The house contains several halls, library, kitchen and other rooms that were used for the daily life of the Arefiev family.

Tver is a city with a rich history and culture, which is famous for its museums, theatres and exhibitions. Old books and manuscripts, which are kept in libraries and archives, are an important heritage of the city.

There are several museums in Tver that are worth visiting. For example, the Tver State United Museum, where you can see a collection of ancient icons and paintings, as well as a collection of ancient books and manuscripts. You can also visit the Museum of Tver life where traditional household items and clothing are presented and the Museum of the History of Photography where rare photographs of Tver and its inhabitants are collected.

The drama theatre is one of the main cultural centers of the city. There are performances for both adults and children. Also in Tver there is a concert hall "Tverskaya Philharmonic", where concerts of classical music and other genres are held.

Traditions and customs of Tver also deserve attention. For instance, residents of the city celebrate the City Day which takes place in late August. On this day various events, concerts, exhibitions and fairs are held on the streets of the city. Also in the city there are many restaurants and cafes where you can try traditional Tver cuisine.

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