Jaroslav, a city, the capital of a government of the same name, in the centre of Russia, stands near the right bank of the Volga, and is about 170 miles N.N.E. of Moscow. Its history dates back to the 11th century, and it was for three centuries the capital of an independent principality. The present city has a quay two miles long, and is an important river port, trading largely in corn; cotton stuffs are manufactured in the town, and spinning and weaving employ many inhabitants of the governmental area. Jaroslav is an archiepiscopal see, and has many churches and monasteries, as also a lyceum for law students.