During the composer's lifetime it formed part of the Klin district (Клинский уезд) in the Moscow province (Московская губерния) of the Russian Empire.
Tchaikovsky at Spasskoye
The composer visited Spasskoye on 25 September/7 October 1888, to attend attending the name-day celebrations of Aleksandr Pavlovna von Wiesen (Fonvizina; b. 1863), the daughter of his first cousin, Aleksandra Kartsova, whose family estate was at Spasskoye. "I liked Spasskoye terribly", he later wrote .