Let’s take a short walk to the surrounding area of Samara near Bald mountains and caves brothers Greve. In fact, this area can be considered as part of Samara, but here is a real wildlife: you can meet wild boars, moose, foxes and hares.

Many probably know that in the Bald Mountain area everybody can find Father Alexander.

That's what my friend Peter wrote: "Near the mountain I met with the father Alexander. He lives as a hermit on the beach in a brick tower a few months. He engaged in iconography and I talk with him a bit. The next time he told us to take crackers."

Perhaps the main attraction of these places is the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, built on the shores of Lake Onega in the 18th century.

So: the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (Uspeenskaya Church) is an Orthodox church in the city of Kondopoga of Kondopoga region in Karelia. The church is located in the historic part of the city, in the former village of Kondopoga, on the shore of Lake Onega.

Assumption church is a monument of wooden architecture of Zaonezhie and branch of the Kondopoga municipal museum of Local lore. During Orthodox holidays in the church services are held, mostly in the summer. According to the decree of January 23, 1918 about "the separation of church and state", all church property passed into the management of the Department of Museums, Monuments Protection of art and antiquities".

Smolensk Kremlin deserves special attention. Among all the castles that I've seen, I was impressed most strongly it is from it. It is huge (by area, it is 10 times more of the Moscow Kremlin), effectively placed in relief of the city and generally beautiful required to visit.

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.

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