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Coordinates: 53°57′10″N 32°51′50″E / 53.95278°N 32.86389°E / 53.95278; 32.86389

Monastery in Roslavl

Roslavl (Russian: Рославль) is a town and the administrative center of Roslavlsky District of Smolensk Oblast, Russia. It is a road and rail junction and a market town. Population: 54,900 (2010 Census);[1] 57,701 (2002 Census);[2] 60,470 (1989 Census).[3]


It was founded in 1137 by the Smolensk prince Rostislav Mstislavitch, hence the name. Roslavl was chartered under Lithuanian rule in 1408 and ceded to Russia in 1667. During World War II, Roslavl was occupied by the German Army from August 3, 1941 to September 25, 1943.

Notable people[edit]

Among the natives of Roslavl were sculptors Mikhail Mikeshin and Sergey Konenkov, sprinter Maria Leontyavna Itkina, as well as some ancestors of Fyodor Tyutchev hail from Roslavl.


  1. ^ "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров." [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012.