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 ]

Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Kazan was founded in 1401 but became the capital of a powerful Tartar Khanate in 1455. It lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan's shipyards and port on the Volga make it an important water transport center. It emerged from the empire of the Golden Horde. University of Kazan Famous people like Lenin and Tolstoy studied at the University of Kazan which was founded in 1804. Other than the Russian Academy of Sciences, there is the Russian Islamic Uni... [ read more ]