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Tver State
Medical University

Founded in 1936









The City Tver

Central Federal District
Tver Region

Tver region is the largest of the 11 regions of the central Russia. Its territory is 84100 square kms and it includes 36 administrative districts, 23 towns & 8941 small villages. Population of Tver region is 1.6 million people.

The City of Tver ( formerly called Kalinin from 1931 to 1990 ) was founded in 1246, it was the capital of a powerful medieval state and later the typical provincial town of the Russian Empire.

Tver is advantageously situated in the European part of Russia, between the two Russian capitals — Moscow and St.Petersburg. Tver is a river port on the Volga and a large railway station with connections to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Rzhev, and two important highways “Scandinavia” and “Baltiya”. Bologoye is an important railway junction. It takes 2,0 — 2,5 hours to reach Moscow and 5 hours to St. Petersburg by train.

It borders Volgograd Region in the north, Smolensk Region in the south, Moscow Region in the east and Novgorod Region in the west.

Tver Region is an area of lakes, such as Seliger and Brosno. Much of its area is occupied by the Valdai Hills, where the rivers like Volga, the Western Dvina, and the Dnieper have their source.

Presently the population of Tver is 500000 people, the city has well developed industry, infrastructure, high intellectual, scientific and cultural potential. Tver’s most important industries are railroad cars plant, an excavation-machine factory, textile and polymer industry.

Except the Tver State Medical University, Tver is home to the Tver State University, Technical University, Аagricultural academy, Air Defense University, Tver Military School, Institute of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and more than 20 colleges & schools, local branches of Moscow and St. Petersburg higher educational establishments



Climate:

The Region has moderate continental climate, transitional between continental climate on the east of European part of the country and wet climate in the northwestern regions of Russia. The Region is located in the climate zone favorable for life and recreation.

  • The average daily temperature is +15 to +20°С in summer, –5 to –15°С in winter.
  • Annual precipitation varies between 560 and 720 mm
  • the most abundant rains fall out on the western slopes of the Valdai Hills

Transportation:

Public transport consists of trams, trolleybuses and marshrutkas (PAID TAXI LIKE RIKSHAWS IN INDIA).


Tourist spots:

There are many historic towns: Torzhok, Toropets, Zubtsov, Kashin, Vyshny Volochyok, and Kalyazin. The oldest of these is Rzhev, primarily known for the Rzhev Battles of the World War II.


Geography:

There are about 800 rivers in the Region with a total length of 10,000 km, including the T’ma (142 km), the T’maka (73 km), the Tvertsa (188 km), the Shosha (163 km), the Medveditsa (269 km), the Nerl (112 km), the Mologa (465 km), and the Msta (57 km).

The total number of lakes in the Region is 1769 (cover an area of more than 1 hectare). Major lakes include Seliger (259,7 km2), Sterzh (17,9 km2), Vselug, Peno, and Volgo.

There are 9 large artificial reservoirs in the Region: Ivankovskoye, Uglichskoy, Rybinskoye, Vyshnevolotskoye reservoirs and other.

The large numbers of historical, archeological, architectural, and cultural monuments bear witness to Tver`s vital activity from ancient times to the present. Tver Region is especially rich in monuments of the 13th-20th centuries. Fourteen cities in the region have been granted the status of «Monument to Town Planning». Fascinating walking, cycling, automobile, boat, and other tours have been developed for tourists.

Tver has 42 Orthodox churches and 1 Lutheran church. The buildings of 21 of these churches have been preserved, most of them built in the 13th-19th centuries.

A mosque was opened in the city center in the late 19th century..

Another beautiful building preserved in the city center is the Tver Gymnasium (now the premises of a medical school and a workers` educational center)

A monument to Russian explorer and narrator Afanasy Nikitin(He was the first person to reach india by sea, although it is not mentioned in world history.) stands on the left bank of the river across from the city center.


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