Amazing Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod

Amazing Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod

The Holy Wisdom of God in Kremlin also known as Saint Sophia Cathedral in Veliky Novgorod.It is the mother church of the Novgorodian Eparchy and one of the oldest orthodox church. The feature of this church is its divergence from the Byzantine pattern. Veliky Novgorod is a historic city and infact one of the most historic in Russia. It is along the Volkhov River in the northwestern part of Russia. This cathedral was built by Vladimir and it is an expression of gratitude to the people of Novg... [ read more ]

8 Cities of Russian's Golden Ring

8 Cities of Russian’s Golden Ring

From Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. Sightseeing the eight cities of the Russian Golden Ring can be such an adventure. Let's start with Sergiyev Posad, it is located in Moscow Oblast in Russia, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is one of the greatest Russian Monasteries. It is also the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church or the Moscow Patriarchate. It all begins with the Baptism of Rus' at Kiev and restored in the 1917 and reinstituted in 1943 during the World W... [ read more ]

4th Largest City: Nizhny Novgorod

4th Largest City: Nizhny Novgorod

The historic Russian towns to the northeast from Moscow is the 'Golden Ring'. If you visit these towns, you can embrace the rich history which entails full of their important events about their rise and their falls, from dynasties to what they have today. A great way to discover these prominent towns which are also open-air museums is by the bus tour. You can see many unique Russian architectural monuments from the 12th to the 17th centuries and many of which brings you back to the dramatic ev... [ read more ]

Suzdal's Sights

Suzdal’s Sights

Northeast of Moscow is Suzdal, a town in the Vladimir Oblast. It is 26 kilometers from the city of Vladimir on the Kamenka River, a small river of less than one kilometer in Perm. There are many interesting historical monuments here in Suzdal as the history of the town dates back to 1024. Beginning with the southern valley called 'Sursdalar' or 'Sudrdala' in the Norse Sagas, Suzdal was functioning as the capital of several Russian principalities. Then it forms part of the Golden Ring which con... [ read more ]