Saint Petersburg – Kizhi – Moscow
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The first stop will be ne in the spot, where the Neva River originates from the Lake Ladoga - on the island Shlisselburg where Fortress named “Oreshek” stands. You will know the fortress history, keeping a lot of mystery. A long time ago the fortress had an extremely strategic importance, over time the fortress was converted into an analogue of Russian Alcatraz where there was a prison for especially serious criminals. Now the fortress is a branch of the Museum of the History of Petersburg - Leningrad.
Staraya LadogaLearn more
The heart of Staraya Ladoga is an old fortress where the Yelena River flows into the Volkhov. In earlier times, it was a strategic site because it was the only possible harbor for sea-vessels that could not navigate through the Volkhov River. The fortress was rebuilt at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1703, Peter the Great founded the town of Novaya Ladoga (New Ladoga) closer to the bank of Lake Ladoga. The ancient fortress thenceforth declined and came to be known as Staraya Ladoga (Old Ladoga), in order to distinguish it from the new town. The reconstruction of one of the towers of Staraya Ladoga's fortress was scheduled to be completed in 2010.
Small monasteries were built on the bank of the Oyat River at the turn of the XIV-XV centuries. During the six centuries that monasteries have existed, their appearance have changed from time to time. This is not surprising: initially, all the buildings on their territories were completely wooden, and fires in the past centuries happened too often. Stone buildings began to emerge only at the beginning of the XIX century. So, the Vvedensky Cathedral, which has survived to this day, was also built in 1817, earlier there was a wooden church on this place.
At school, everyone heard about the wooden churches of Kizhi Island, erected without a single nail. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see them with your own eyes and learn the history of the masterpieces included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most famous of the ensemble is the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord, crowned with twenty-two chapters of different sizes and shapes, which run up in tiers. Today, we admire this architectural monument, only thanks to a multi-stage restoration in the 20th century: the building is supported on a metal frame installed in the 80s. Now the work is still going. Next to this church is another, smaller one with nine chapters: the Church of the Intercession of the Virgin. During the tour of the island, you will see not only the famous churches and chapels, but also one of the restored peasant houses, and will be able to fully imagine the life of the northern peoples of the past centuries.
A walk through Petrozavodsk, which begins with the Onega embankment. Its opening took place at the end of the twentieth century, since then it has been updated more than once, and now it is a picturesque place with monuments that came here from different countries: Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, USA, Finland. Then the guests of the city will get acquainted with the wonderful Baltic-Scandinavian architecture of the National Theater of the Republic of Karelia. By the way, this is the only professional theater in the whole world, performances in which are in Russian,Vepsian, Karelian and Finnish. Then a short walk through the park will lead tourists to the memorial complex where the eternal flame burns. After taking just a few steps, travelers will find themselves in the historical center of the city and see the famous ensemble of the Round Square, which was designed in the XVIII century "according to compasses". The square has preserved its outlines even today, and a grandiose museum complex is located around it.
You will learn why it was here that Emperor Peter I ordered the construction of a shipyard and what role the city played in the fate of St. Petersburg, why Catherine II gave Vytegra the name by which we know it today, and how the Mariinsky Canal, the first gateway of which was built in Vytegra, forever changed the shipping system of Russia.
The Information Center of the Metallurgical Industry is a new project of Severstal. These are months of hard work. This is a solution to many issues, many of which representatives of the steel business have not previously encountered, and therefore at first they doubted that the project could be implemented in the set time frame. Doubts gave way to the desire to fulfill the dream of the people who built our city and the metallurgical plant. In 2013, Severstal veterans shared it at a meeting with the head of the steel division.
Walking tour of the Kremlin with visit to TsarevichDimitriy Church on Blood, Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral
You will get acquainted with the city of Uglich, its architecture and centuries-old history.
The walk will begin with a visit to the Kremlin, located on the picturesque bank of the Volga. On its territory the princely chambers, the oldest building in the city and one of the oldest samples of residential architecture in Russia are preserved. Here is also the Cathedral of Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy, built in the 18th century and painted by a group of artists headed by the fortress peasant Timothy Medvedev. Travellersare invariably admired by biblical stories that decorate walls and resemble the works of famous Italian Renaissance artists. The six-tier iconostasis with unique icons of the XVII-XVIII centuries also deserves special attention.
Getting to know with Uglich will continue in one of the monasteries.
This small city, which is part of the Golden Ring of Russia, which has been enjoying the love of tourists for a year. Many of them return to Uglićover and over again. What is the secret to his attraction? We invite you to answer this question yourself after the excursion.
Uglich is an ancient town on the bank of the Volga. Nowadays it is difficult to tell why it got such a name. Some researchers claim that it is about the coal mines here, others - in the Volga, which in this place changes direction, forming an angle.
But, whatever the case, Uglich remains one of the most beloved cities, and since 2017 he has been part of the Golden Ring of Russia. Travellers are attracted to the atmosphere of comfort, silence and peace, picturesque streets, beautiful architectural monuments and unusual museums.
This excursion will allow you to get acquainted with Uglich 's centuries-old history in its development. To see ancient churches located on the territory of the Kremlin and to visit the Museum of Hydropower opened in 2006. Together with the tour guide tourists will study exhibits of 11 halls. Here you can learn about the history of hydropower in the USSR and Russia, study the types of hydropower plants, and see how the water mill works. This museum is a real interactive complex, the motto of which is "Touching with hands is allowed!." Therefore, it will be interesting for both adults and young travellers.
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