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.



1. I like the theme of wooden architecture in the small towns in Russia.
 In the oldest village of the Ivanovo region in the settlement of Luh, I managed to find the type of dwellings that are peculiar to this place, which is interesting from the point of view of ethnography and anthropology.


1. Gelendzhik met us very unkindly with cold, downpour and gusts of wind.

Rostov-on-Don became for us the place for rest on the way to Moscow. And I did not expect that this city will make such a good impression on me. The surprise was most caused by the fact that I had not ever heard about it before, and when there are no expectations, the city tour may be a real surprise.


After spending the night, we went to explore the sights of the city.

First impressions - the city is unusually filled with greenery.

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