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The year of Moscow foundation is considered to be 1147 due to the first mention in records about this city. At the same time scientists presume that first settlements on the area of Moscow had been appeared much earlier - in the 3-4 millennium BC. The founder of Moscow is allegedly Yuri Dolgoruki - Prince of Suzdal.
"The city of white nights" - this name is often attributed to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, its Majesty St. Petersburg. However the city has other names as well such as "Venice of the North" or "the City of Secrets." Over three centuries of its existence, St. Petersburg has become the largest center of not only Russian but also world culture...
The town of Yaroslavl is one of the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring of Russia which has a history of centuries. The first mention of Yaroslavl can be found in the chronicles of 1071. Meanwhile the history of Yaroslavl has begun in 1010 when the Prince of Rostov Yaroslav the Wise based a fortress in lieu of the settlement the Medvejy Ugol (the Bear Home) at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers...
Splendiferous and unique ancient Russian town of Suzdal is a single museum-town of Russia. There are more than 300 monuments of old Russian art on the area of Suzdal which are cultural heritage not only of Russia but also of the world culture because most of them are included into a World Heritage List of UNESCO. In the year 1974 Suzdal has been awarded with order of "Badge of Honor" for conservation of the cultural heritage and tourism development...
In the Yaroslavl region, 225 km from Moscow there is the small ancient Russian city of Uglich entering into the Golden ring of Russia. It is situated on the banks of the Volga River, just in place where it makes a sharp bend, which was once called "Ugilets" or "Uglich"...
On a picturesque coast of the small river Vologda the city with the same name, entering into the Golden ring of Russia is located. Vologda is one of the oldest Russian cities, the first written mention of the city relates to 1147...