Gora (Davydovskoye Rural Settlement), Orekhovo-Zuyevsky District, Moscow Oblast

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Coordinates: 55°36.27′N 38°51.04′E / 55.60450°N 38.85067°E / 55.60450; 38.85067

Old Believers' crucession in the village of Gora; May 2, 2008

Gora (Russian: Гора́) is a rural locality (a village) in Orekhovo-Zuyevsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located some 75 kilometers (47 mi) south-east of Moscow.

Municipally, the village is a part of Davydovsky Rural Settlement (the administrative center of which is the village of Davydovo). Population: 145 (1997).[1] Postal code: 142641.


The village is located in the historical area of Zakhod (a part of Guslitsa).[2] In the 19th century, it was a part of Zaponorskaya Volost of Bogorodsky Uyezd of Moscow Governorate.[3] The overwhelming majority of the population of Gora were Old Believers, who from the end of the 19th century were guided by the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church.

As in many other Guslitsa's villages, iconography was a developed craft in Gora.[2]


In 1852, the village consisted of 39 homesteads comprising 387 inhabitants (184 male and 203 female).[1] By 1862, the population increased slightly to 46 homesteads comprising 389 people (188 male and 201 female).[3] By 1925, the population of 74 homesteads comprised 398 inhabitants.[1] As of January 1, 1997, the population was 145.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Orekhovo-Zuyevo portal. Information about Gora (Russian)
  2. ^ a b Михайлов С. С., Марков А. П. Старообрядцы Гуслиц Archived 2009-09-21 at the Wayback Machine.. (Russian)
  3. ^ a b Издание Центрального статистического комитета Министерства внутренних дел. "Списки населённых мест Российской Империи. XXIV Московская губерния". Санкт-Петербург, 1862. Стр. 29.