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A city of west-central Russia on the Volga River northwest of Moscow. Settled around a fort established in the 1100s, it was a powerful principality in the 1200s and 1300s and is today an industrial center and a major port. Tver was named Kalinin from 1931 to 1990 in honor of M.I. Kalinin.
(Placename) a city in central Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Tversta Rivers: chief port of the upper Volga, linked by canal with Moscow. Pop: 402 000 (2005 est). Former name (1932–91): Kalinin
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga. 447,000. Formerly (1934–90), Kalinin .