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Yuriev-Polskiy is one of the oldest towns in Vladimir oblast. This small town with the population of about 19,000 is the part of the Golden Ring of Russia tourist route. Yuriev-Polskiy is located 68 km northwest of Vladimir and 180 km north-east of Moscow.
The town was founded in 1152 by Yuri Dolgoruky. He also ordered to build almost circular stone fort surrounded by an earthen rampart up to 7 meters height. In 1234 in the center of the fortress St. George’s Cathedral was built. It is one of the main attractions of present Yuriev-Polskiy.
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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).
Rizopolozhensky monastery located in Suzdal city, Vladimir oblast is known as the oldest active monastery in Russia (from the year of 1207). Here are the sceneries of the monastery captured by padunskiy.
According to the legend Russian hussar colonel Vladimir Khrapovitsky had a bet with his friends that he would build a castle comparable to Louvre (Paris, France) with the park better than the Park of Versailles.
The colonel was a successful merchant and had all the resources to win the bet. The castle was built by Moscow architect P.S.Boytsov.