Pereslavl-Zalessky (Russian: Переславль-Залесский, lit. Pereslavl-behind-the-woods) is a town in Russia. It is located in Yaroslavl Oblast, between the cities of Moscow and Yaroslavl, on the shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo. Pereslavl was the site of Peter the Great's "fun fleet", which he built for his personal amusement. Documented at the "Botik" (little boat) museum, this is what he would later base the Russian Navy on. Pereslavl-Zalessky has a population of about 40,000.