Myshkin

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Uspenye Chapel in winter

Myshkin (Мы́шкин) is a small town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia. It stands on the left bank of Volga. Population is 6,500.

A settlement at this location existed at least since 15th century. The town status was granted to the settlement in 1777. During the Soviet era, however, Myshkin was stripped of its town status and renamed townlet Myshkino, but this has been reverted in 1991.

The town attracts a significant number of tourists usually arriving by river cruise ships. Myshkin retains architectural features characteristic for the 19th century Russia. It also features a number of museums, including the unique Mouse Museum (the name of the town is derived from mysh ("мышь") meaning mouse in Russian). There are also Museum of Valenki (valenki are Russian felt boots), Ethnographical museum, art gallery, and more.

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