Pereslavl zemstvo stamps

Vladimir guberniya (governorate).
Original russian writing – Переславль.
German – Pereslawl / English- Pereslavl
International Library transcription (ISO) – Pereslavl’.

Known as Pereyaslavl until the 15th century, it was founded in 1152 by Prince Yury Dolgoruky as a projected capital of Zalesye. In 1175–1302, the town was the seat of the Principality of north Pereyaslavl (not to be confused with Pereyaslav zemstvo in Ukraine). In 1302, it became a part of the Grand Duchy of Moscow. Pereslavl-Zalessky was devastated numerous times by the Mongols between the mid-13th century and the early 15th century. In 1611–1612, it suffered from the Polish invasion.

In 1708, the town became a part of Moscow Governorate.

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