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Borovsk
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Borovsk is located in Russia
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Borovsk



Borovsk is located in Kaluga Oblast
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Borovsk
Coordinates: 55°12′N 36°29′E / 55.2, 36.483Coordinates: 55°12′N 36°29′E / 55.2, 36.483
Country Russia
Federal subject of Russia Kaluga Oblast
District Borovsk Rayon
Government
 • Mayor Mikhail Klimov
Population (2013)
 • Total 11 916
Time zone MSK (UTC+4)
Postal code 249010
Dialing code 48438
OKATO Code 29 206 501
Website http://www.borovsk.org
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Borovsk Monastery of St Paphnutius

Borovsk (Russian: Боровск) is a town in Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located just south from its border with the Moscow Oblast. It is situated on the Protva River, about 100 kilometers (62 mi) south-west of Moscow. Population: 10 684 (2010) [1], .

Borovsk is known to have existed since the thirteenth century as part of the Principality of Ryazan. In the fourteenth century, it was owned by Vladimir of Serpukhov, but passed to the Grand Principality of Moscow when his granddaughter Maria of Borovsk married Vasili II of Moscow.

In 1444, the celebrated Pafnutiyev Monastery was founded near Borovsk. Its strong walls, towers and a massive cathedral survive from the reign of Boris Godunov. Two famous Old Believers, archpriest Avvakum Petrovich and boyarynya Feodosiya Morozova, were incarcerated at this monastery in the second half of the seventeenth century.

Among the monuments of Borovsk are the oldest wooden church in the region (the seventeenth century) and a museum of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, who lived and worked there as a teacher in 1880–1891. Borovsk has recently been known for painted façades of its down-town buildings.

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