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Tugova Gora

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more effective recruitment of soldiers and tax collection. Living in Yaroslavl under the leadership of Prince Konstantin of Rostov took up arms and on the right bank of the river Kotorosl entered into battle with the Horde. Yaroslavl's were defeated, suffering heavy losses, was killed and the prince. Yaroslavl was severely ruined.

At the site of the battle in 1692 was built church Paraskieva, where the dead are served annually funeral at Tugovogorskom cemetery in memory of the battle was erected a cross. Church Paraskieva - a characteristic example of the Yaroslavl provincial architecture of the late XVII century. Besstolpny single-headed chetverik with a refectory and a pavilion tower.

Closed in 1937, broken bell tower, the church constructed a warehouse. Established in 1991, restored.

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