Torzhok - Encyclopedia

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TORZHOK, a town of Russia, in the government of Tver, on the river Tvertsa, 21 m. by rail S. W. of the Likhoslavl, station of the St Petersburg & Moscow railway. Pop. (1900), 15,11 9. It dates from the 11th century, and the name (marketplace) shows that this dependency of Novgorod was a commercial centre. It was fortified with a stone wall, which only partially protected it from the attacks of Mongols, Lithuanians and Poles. Torzhok is celebrated in Russia for its embroidered velvet and embroidered leather-work, for the manufacture of travelling bags, and for its trade in corn and flour.

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