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Serpukhov is an old town in Moscow Oblast, Russia, which is situated at the confluence of the Oka and the Nara Rivers. It is located 99 km (60 miles) south from Moscow on the Moscow—Simferopol highway. The Moscow—Tula railway passes through the town. Population: 131,097 (2002 Census).

The town of Serpukhov was established in 1339 to protect the Southern approaches to Moscow. Two years later it was made a seat of the powerful princedom ruled by a cousin and close associate of Dmitry Donskoy, Vladimir of Serpukhov. The princedom continued until 1456, when the last prince escaped to Lithuania. The town frequently fell prey to the hordes of Toqtamysh, Crimean Tatars, and other steppe conquerors. It was necessary to protect it with a stone citadel, or kremlin, which was completed by 1556 as part of the Great Abatis Belt.

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