Yegoryevsk is the town in Moscow region, in 101 km to the southeast from the capital, on Guslitsa River.
The town had arisen in a place of the ancient village of Vysokoye which was mentioned for the first time in 1462 in the last will of the Moscow prince Vasily the Blind. The town had been named after St. George the Victorious.
Yegoryevsk received the status of town in 1778.
There is a unique monument in Yegoryevsk: the monument to a basket. This is the only monument to a basket in the world.
Buildings in the center of the town are remarkable architectural monuments belonging to the 19th - beginning of the 20th centuries. The new quarters of Yegoryevsk is built up by modern houses.
The automobile and railway transportation is well developed in the town.
Yegoryevsk is the hometown of many known people. So, the well-known Russian writer Edward Uspensky was born in the town in 1937.