About Golden Ring
Founded in 1010 by Yaroslav the Wise (future Grand Prince of Kiev ), is a large, pleasantly quiet old town, and yet much more metropolitan than the other cities on the Golden Ring. Yaroslavl developed rapidly because of its favorable location along the Volga trade route.
Rostov Veliky (Rostov-the-Great)
Was first mentioned in chronicles in 862. The focal point is its Kremlin, built on the shore of a lake. The white-stone towers of the Rostov Kremlin impressing as they are reflected in the lake's water.
Founded in 1152 by the Prince Yuri Dolgoruki, is situated on the left bank of the River Volga. The town's pride is the st.Ipaty Monastery, famous for being patronised by the Romanov Dynasty.
Dates from the end of the XIth century. In the XIIth - XIVth centuries it was one of the most powerful towns of the ancient Russia . There are more then 70 pieces of old Russian archirecture dating from the mid-XIIth to the mid-XVIIIth century on the area of 9 sq km. The Kremlin grounds, the Archibishop's Palace, Spaso-Yevfimievsky Monastery, the Convent of the Intersession, Museum of the Wooden Architecture in the open.
For more than 250 years Vladimir played a very important part in the history of Russia , when it was the capital of the ancient Russian state. Up to 1432, Grand Princes of Russia were crowned in the Vladimir Cathedral of the Assumption of Holly Mother of God.
70 km from Moscow. Sergiev Posad is the town around the Trinity Monastery of St.Sergius. The monastery was established in the 14th century by one of the most honoured Russian saints, reverent Sergius of Radonezh.
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