The city of Yaroslavl will soon celebrate its millennium. Officially, the city is considered the founding date of 1010. In that year, Prince Yaroslav, nicknamed the Wise subsequently laid the fortress on the Spit, at the place where the Volga empties River Kotorosl. River Kotorosl connects with the Volga Lake Nero, the bank which already was a city of Rostov. This city was the center of a huge edge. Official site: Areva.
Now Rostov – a district center of Yaroslavl region. From 988 to 1,010 years. Rostov and Rules Prince Yaroslav. This is known reliably. Information about the rule of Yaroslav brought us record. But the fact that it was Yaroslav the Wise founded Yaroslavl in annals of nowhere was not mentioned.
Nowhere in the chronicle sources of Based Yaroslavl has not been told anything. For the first time in the annals of Yaroslavl has been mentioned under the year 1071 as the city existing. And the chronicler did not find it necessary to explain what this city – Yaroslavl. Apparently he believed that the Yaroslavl is well known, and anyone reading the record, understand what kind of city in question. On the earlier years of the existence of Yaroslavl we do not know anything. So why do we believe that it was Yaroslav the Wise founded Yaroslavl? The point that existed on the basis of local legends. In 17771, the Archbishop of Rostov Samuel (Mislavsky) wrote "The Legend of constructing a city of Yaroslavl. This is a very interesting story about the village of heathen, which called a remote corner and was just on the spit, the fight with the bear and the prince of late under the fortress. This legend is well known. Much less is known for another, the associated legend. It states that when Prince Yaroslav sailed a second time to the corner of Bear, he was always impatient to ask, when will, finally, this settlement. And the companions answered him, will soon have, that's whose left is what will be Bear Corner. Some time later, he again asked whether soon. But he again answered quickly, which is on the left. "Which left" – Kotorosl.