10 Interesting Facts About Suzdal


Facts About Suzdal: 

  1. Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns. The town’s history dates back probably to 999 or 1024 and in 1125 Yury Dolgoruky made Suzdal the capital of the Rostov-Suzdal principality.
  2. In 1992, two of the monuments (Saviour Monastery of St Euthymius and Kremlin with Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral) were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  3. Suzdal is twinned with: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany; Cles, Italy; Oberlin, United States; Windham, United States; Évora, Portugal; Loches, France & Shangrao, China.
  4. In 1982 Suzdal became the first Russian town to receive “La Pomme d’Or”.
  5. Open Russian Festival of Animated Film is held in Suzdal in March, every year. 
  6. Suzdal is a historic small town in Vladimir Oblast east of Moscow Russia.
  7. The climate is temperate, continental. The average temperature in January is — 14 C, in July +17 C.
  8. The Population Suzdal is around 9,428, as of 2018.
  9. Suzdal celebrated its 990th birthday on August 9, 2014.
  10. There are no high-rises in Suzdal, all the buildings are 2-stories high or lower.