The Golden Ring Of Russia
The Golden ring is one of the main tourist routes of Russia and is located around the ancient capital of the Moscow state of Moscow. Eight major cities included in the itinerary is Pereslavl-Zalessky, Sergiev Posad, Yaroslavl, Rostov the Great, Vladimir, Suzdal and Ivanovo. Each of these cities played a huge role in the formation of the Russian state. There is a large number of monuments of ancient Russian culture and focused centers of folk crafts.
The term Golden ring in 1967 he proposed a Soviet journalist Yuri Bychkov. Later this name was used to create a tourist route in the Soviet Union. According to various sources, in addition to these eight cities, the list also can include Uglich, Plyos, Kostroma, Suzdal, Alexandrov and Yuryev-Polsky. The Golden ring is constantly changing, and adds new cities, such as Kaluga and Dzerzhinsk. But in any case they are concentrated around Moscow.
In every village there are monuments of antiquity, known not only in Russia but also worldwide. Visiting the Golden ring, you can see the Rostov Kremlin, Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, Trinity-Sergius Lavra, Ipatiev monastery, the virgin Nativity Cathedral, Golden gates in Vladimir, assumption Cathedral. This is not a complete list of all the attractions that have survived since the days of Czarist Russia and included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.
Besides the monuments and buildings of antiquity, many cities took part in the Second World War and, in particular, played an important role in the defense of Moscow in 1941. For this reason here also erected many monuments, sculptures and monuments.
The Golden ring of Russia is considered one of the most unique tourist routes. Annually it is visited by millions of travelers from around the world. And now each person can join the cultural heritage of Russia, to try to understand the mysterious Russian soul, to debunk some myths and to plunge into the unique atmosphere of the magnificent buildings and structures.