Former farmstead of Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery

This is a very beautiful building is hidden from human eyes in the courtyards of Tverskaya Street. In the second half of the 30s Tverskaya Street was radically reconstructed. The cozy streets Tverskaya Street with the help of Soviet architects turned into a broad highway with typical high-rise buildings.

There are very few houses on Tverskaya Street from the former street: Eliseevsky deli, former hotel "Centralnaya", an apartment house Bakhrushin’s hotel, "Dresden" hotel and the building of a farmstead of Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery. At night, March 4, 1938 the building was moved 50 meters away to its present location. This building was chosen to demonstrate the Soviet skills in moving the buildings without resettlement of residents. According to legend (still the Soviet press liked to embellish events) building was moved so gently that many residents have noticed the movement of the house in the morning.

By the way this is one of the few buildings in Moscow with Courtyard.

To carry out this task engineers had to cut the walls at ground level basement. According to the cut-off, they were strengthened with paired edge beam concreted into the masonry. Edge beam picked up by an I-beam cross-section, the load is transferred from the walls and driving beam.

In Gorokhovets I have been the second time, the first one I’ve been here in 2006, but then I remembered that it is - without exaggeration, one of the most interesting small towns in Russia. Judge for yourself: in the line of sight of each other there are three monasteries, the Cathedral and the church, and - most importantly - a dozen stone chambers and craftsman houses, by the number of which it holds a solid third place after Moscow and Pskov. In short, the urban landscape here has not changed since the late 17th - early 18th century.


Gorokhovets has extremely simple history: It was founded by Andrew Bogolyubsky as a frontier fortress and was first mentioned in chronicles as one of the cities that were destroyed by the Mongols, was always a secondary merchant town on the Klyazma, and at the turn of 17 -18 centuries survived very short, just a single generation, the flourishing trade, the reasons for which I do not quite understand. Then - it once again plunged into hibernation (although it was in 1771 as the county town of Vladimir province), which it remains until now. In 2006 I traveled here by train from Nizhny Novgorod (railway station is quite far, as well), but now we have got a car. The view to the east - to the left almost at a right angle away there is Lenin Street, at the turn – is the most modest in the town of Kazan Church (1708):

Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation, the center of the Moscow region, the administrative center of the Central Federal District, as well as the federal city. This huge city is the most populated in Europe. The first mention of the current Russian capital dates from the 1147th year. The founder is considered Yuri Dolgoruky.

The Russian capital has almost all kinds of public transport. Since the city is spread over a vast area of 2511 km2, metro plays a special role for its residents and visitors. It is this kind of public transport every day is used by the greatest number of people. Today the fare is 28 Russian rubles ($ 0.9). With regard to travel by tram, bus or trolley bus, then each of them will cost 25 rubles ($ 0.75). As for the taxi, then this kind of transport in Moscow is sufficiently developed, however the trip across the city will "cost a pretty penny".

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Today in Moscow, more than ever there is a question with traffic jams. Authorities are trying to solve it using various measures. Since 1 March 2013, on the Ring Road in the daytime is forbidden to drive by vehicles weighing more than 12 tons. In addition, for those machines that carry perishable foods or directly involved in the livelihood of the capital.

St. Petersburg is the administrative center of the North- West Federal District. It was founded in 1703 by Peter I. In the period from 1712 to 1918 it was the capital of the Russian Empire.

Northern Capital today enjoys almost all varieties of public transport. Here there are trolleybuses and buses and trams, and an extensive network of subway. The fare on the first 3 of them is 21 rubles ($ 0.6). The fare for 1 badge in Petersburg metro is 25 rubles ($ 0.75). All children up to 8 years, admission is free.

The minimum fare for travel in St. Petersburg is 350 rubles ($ 10). To ride from one end of the city to the other you will have to pay about 400 Russian rubles ($ 12).

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Water supply of the northern capital is carried from the Neva River. More than 96 % of water is taken from the river, which subsequently is processed using 5 waterworks. This city became the first metropolis in the world, which processes all drinking water using ultraviolet, while refusing the use of liquid chlorine. Up to 2010, 93% wastewater was purified. By 2015, this figure should be increased to 98%. Also 8 CHP are located on the territory of St. Petersburg. The cost of utilities in this city is relatively higher than in many other regions, however, are much lower than in Moscow.

Yekaterinburg is the administrative center of Sverdlovsk region, as well as the fourth city by population in the Russian Federation. The city was founded in 1723. In the period from 1924 to 1991 it was called Sverdlovsk.

There are almost all kinds of public transport in Yekaterinburg. Trams play a leading role. Also here there is the subway, including one branch and 9 stations. This city is annually visited by many tourists. Largely this is due to it there was the recent increase in the cost of public transport. Now to ride onto any of kinds of transport you will have to pay 23 rubles ($ 0.7). However, for each owner E- card, the fare for public transport is only 18 rubles ($ 0.55).

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This city is the third largest transportation hub in the Russian Federation. There are 7 main rail lines and 6 federal highways. In addition, there is a major international airport.

Nizhny Novgorod is the largest city in the Volga Federal District, as well as the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod region. In the period from 1932 to 1990 it was called Gorky. Oka River divides the city into upper and lower parts.

The fares on public transport in Nizhny Novgorod are one of the lowest in Russia. One trip on the bus costs 14 rubles ($ 0.40). As for the cost to travel on the subway, trolleybuses, trams and trains, it costs even less – only 11 rubles ($ 0.35).

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To date, this city is a major transportation hub. Here, in addition to the train station there is also a river station. Due to the presence of several berths, the city is able to provide a large volume of cargo transportation.

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