The city of Yuryevets


The history of Yuryevets on the Volga River has its fair share of legends and mysteries, and it all began with a dream: In 1225 Yury II of Vladimir dreamt that he and his troops were sailing down the Volga, where they decided to stop for the night on the bank of the river - opposite the place where the town of Yuryevets would one day be located.

The history of Yuryevets on the Volga River has its fair share of legends and mysteries, and it all began with a dream: In 1225 Yury II of Vladimir dreamt that he and his troops were sailing down the Volga, where they decided to stop for the night on the bank of the river - opposite the place where the town of Yuryevets would one day be located. In the dream the prince’s patron saint, Saint George the Victorious, appeared and showed him the place where he was to build a fortress. The next morning, Yury II of Vladimir set out across the river to the place that Saint George had indicated. There he found an icon of his patron saint and decided to build a city, founding Yuryevets in 1225.