Kalyazin ( _ru. Каля́зин) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia. It is located on the Volga River, 25 km east of Kashin and 30 km west of Uglich. Population: 14,820 (2002 Census).

Kalyazin appeared in the 12th century as a sloboda, or the settlement for people relieved from paying taxes. The town's 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 Reservoir. After that, the town was effectively relocated to a new, higher spot.

Notable events

*On November 19, 2001, a chartered IRS Aero Ilyushin Il-18 airplane crashed in Kalyazin, Russia killing all 27 onboard.Fact|date=April 2007

Train station

Kalyazin is home to one of the largest train stations in Tver Oblast. Trains from Saint Petersburg, Moscow (Savyolovsky Terminal), Kashin, Uglich, Rybinsk, Sonkovo, Savyolovo, and other major locations pass through the station.

External links

* [http://www.kalyazin.ru/ Official Site of Kalyazin] ru icon
* [http://www.savelrr.nm.ru/towns/kalyazin/brief.htm History of Kalyazin] ru icon
* [http://kalyaz.in/ Some photos of Kalyazin]
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