The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire


Here there is a woolen and linen factory established by a Frenchman named Gérard. That is what Baedeker says about this place. 

But why does he bother? Is this Frenchman just important enough that we must know his last name but can go without his first name? 

Alternate placenames: Zhirardov
Distance from Alexandrovo: 171 versts

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