In the vicinity of Seliger a number of settlements have a long history. Some of today's villages in the area, for example, the Upper Volga lakes were once fortified by Lithuanian towns.
From the beginning of XIII and until the end of the XVII century. on these places a wave of Lithuanian invasions was repeatedly rolled. Only in the XIII century. Similar incursions were committed in 1225-1227, 1245 and 1258gg. For their consolidation on the Upper Volga in the first of these invasions, Lithuanians built several small towns, one of which was Gorishin.
These towns for a long time were the subject of disputes between Russians and Lithuanian princes. Ivan Kalita burned them, but the Lithuanians again restored, seeing in them an outpost for their campaigns against Moscow. The grandson of Ivan Kalita, Dmitry Donskoy, again took part in part, destroyed some Lithuanian buildings. However, for a long time they passed from hand to hand until in 1503 they finally became part of the Moscow state.