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ISBORSK FORTRESS

 
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The northwest tower and caretaker's cottage inside the fortress.

 
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The western wall and northwest tower.

 
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Close-up of the north-west tower showing detail of the construction.

 
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North-east tower - Lukov tower - and part of the remaining wall. There is a small sallyport gate in the wall and this leads out to the edge of the precipice on this side.

 
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Another view of the caretaker's cottage with the wall and two towers behind it.

 
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Inside the north-west tower, the best preserved of the six towers.

 
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View of the north-west tower from outside the wall showing the firing ports at various levels.

 
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View of two of the three towers along this wall from outside the fortress.

 
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This lovely church of St Sergius is adjacent to the fortress and has a local museum with it.

 
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Diagram showing the plan of the Isborsk fortress. The sign indicates that the fortress as it exists now ( in ruin) was built in 1330. At number 1 is a church that now has a small local museum by it. It is an archeological monument of ancient Russian defensive construction. It was repaired and modernized often into the XIV -XVI centuries. It was the western outpost of the Russian lands and outpost of Pskov

 
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This is a corner of the western wall where the plan of the fortress is displayed. A modern road enters the compound.

 
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Another view of the wall and tower.from the other side.

 
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Symbol on the western wall warning enemy (Teutonic knights and others) and protecting the fortress from invaders.

 
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View over the adjacent valley from outside the Izborsk fortress wall during a visit in December 1991.

 
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View of Isborsk as one approaches during a snowy winter day.

 
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View of the desolate landscape around the Isborsk fortress.

 

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