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Suzdal is one of the most beautiful old Russian towns located in the Vladimir region. First mentioned in 1024, this town-museum has a lot of historical and architectural monuments.
By the middle of the 11th century, it became a major trade and craft center. The period from the 16th to 17th centuries was marked by an active stone construction (monastery and church buildings). The architectural ensembles that have survived to the present day were formed during this period. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.
Suzdal is a town-reserve, included in the Golden Ring of Russia. Photo by Victor Periakin
This beautiful photo can be a good illustration of classic Russian landscape. It was taken in ancient Suzdal, city-reserve included in the Golden Ring of Russia, by Victor Peryakin.
In Russia, there is a phrase “Potemkin villages” which means fake things made to impress. It originates from a historical myth of fake villages built on the orders of Prince Potemkin along the route of the Russian Empress Catherine II during her visit in the northern Black Sea region in 1787.
In a remote region recently captured during the war with the Ottoman Empire, she saw numerous buildings, troops, prosperous population. These achievements surprised not only the Empress, but also foreigners, who were traveling with her.
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For a small fee of 50 Rubles (about 2 USD) you can go up the bell tower of Voznesenskaya Church (Suzdal, Vladimirskaya oblast) and see in detail the origin of well-known Russian bell ringing.
Suzdal city, located in Vladimir oblast of Russia, is one of the most interesting places to visit because of numerous architectural monuments of Russian past. The following photos were captured at Suzdal city market square by Padunskiy (all the photos are clickable).
The following photos were captured in the museum of peasants’ life and wooden architecture located in Suzdal city, Vladimir oblast, Russia. The pictures were taken by Padunskiy (all the photos are clickable).