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Suzdal is still really an amazing town. It somehow manages to maintain the atmosphere, from which those who come here and say "as if you were in the century before last."

1. Suzdal is located on a small Kamenka river. Although, it is now a small one, but once it was navigable and even entered the trade route "from the Varangians to the Greeks."
View from Kremlin ramparts to Ilinsky meadow and Ilyinsky church of the 18th century. They say that it stands on Ivan's Hill, where in pagan times there was the temple of Ivan Kupala.

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Let's take a walk along Novaya Ladoga and see its civil architecture.

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Having inspected the small town of Kologriv, I took a short stroll to its near neighborhood beyond the river Unzha. The road goes there for about 30 kilometers through the deaf villages (50 years ago there was much more there than now), then it rests on the forest and ends in a dead end. Despite this, through Unzhu on its right bank an unexpectedly large bridge built. On the other bank, I managed to look two villages - Sukhoverhovo and Ekimtsevo.


At first I wanted to call the report a line from the well-known song, but I decided that it was too obvious and trivial. (VIA Pesnyary "Vologda", , AN)


In Vologda I spend not a long time, only 2-3 hours, so the impression of the city is rather superficial, but generally is positive. Despite the broken roads in downtown, I'd rather stay in it for at least a couple of days. I was in this northern city in the very beginning of May, the snow has already melted everywhere, but the trees have not yet blossomed. I think that in summer the city is very green!

Monument to the poet Batiushkov. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with his work, so I can not recommend him. But it looks like Pushkin!

Borisoglebsky – is a small settlement with a population of about 5.5 thousand people that is located 20 kilometers from Rostov the Great in the Yaroslavl region. The main attraction in village is Borisoglebsky Monastery, founded with the blessing of Sergius of Radonezh in 1363. Actually, the village itself arose only thanks to this monastery.


Now it is a functioning male Orthodox monastery, and in Soviet times it was used clearly not for its intended purpose: the postal offices, the branch of the State Bank, warehouses of organizations for the procurement of flax and grain, as well as the museum were placed here.


In Yalutorovsk I arrived early in the morning, at the rail station there were chirping sparrows only with no people at all and a sleepy guard. I planned about 5 hours to see the city of the Decembrists, but in real time I had enough 2 hours to go all over the city.

Yalutorovsk with a population of about 40 thousand is in the Tyumen region about 100 km, maybe slightly less from Tyumen. A transib passes through the city. In this town the Decembrists exiled, in particular Muravyov-Apostol, Obolensky, Pushchin. The exiled noblemen made a great contribution to the development of Yalutorovsk.


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