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Istra is a town and the administrative center of Istrinsky District in Moscow Region, Russia, located on the Istra River, 40 kilometers (25 mi) north-west of Moscow. Population: 35 thousand inhabitants. Square: 7 sq. km. Till 1930, the town was called Voskresensk, which means Resurrection. The main landmark is the Resurrection Monastery created in the 17th century as a replica of the Holy Land by Patriarch Nikon. (Photo © credits to andreanto)

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