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Central region of Russia attractions

The capital of the Central Russia and the whole country is Moscow, which is visited by almost all tourists. To the north-east of Moscow there are several old cities included in the Golden Ring route. Also around Moscow there are several areas interesting for visiting.

In Moscow all tourists visit the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square. It is there that the most beautiful cathedrals and palaces are located. Also, you should visit the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum. The most interesting places for excursions in the Moscow region are the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the New Jerusalem Monastery, the Arkhangelskoye Estate.

The Golden Ring route includes the following cities: Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov the Great, Yaroslavl, Kostroma. These Russian cities have preserved the spirit of old Russia, with golden domes of churches and museums.

The ancient city of Smolensk is 400 km to the west of Moscow. In Smolensk there remained old fortified walls and there are many interesting places in the environs of the city: Flenovo, Khmelita, Trinity Boldin Monastery, Vyazma, Gagarin.

The cities of Ryazan, Tula and Kaluga are located to the south of Moscow. In the Ryazan region you should visit the Ryazan Kremlin and the village of Konstantinovo, the birthplace of Yesenin. In the Tula region there is also the Tula Kremlin and the village of Yasnaya Polyana, the place where Leo Tolstoy lived.  In the Kaluga region you should visit the Optina Pustyn (Monastery) and the Ugra National Park.

The cities of Voronezh, Tambov, Belgorod, Kursk are further to the south of Moscow. The largest tank battle of World War II took place near the village of Prokhorovka located not far from Belgorod. A large war memorial was created there.

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Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir was built in 1158
Smolensk. Dnieper gate at the foot of Cathedral hill
Smolensk. Assumption Cathedral was built in 1740
Church of St. Basil (Intercession Cathedral) is the symbol of Moscow and Russia as a whole
Kazan-Transfiguration Church on the Romanov side - a symbol of the city of Tutaev
The Resurrection Cathedral in Tutaev was built by Yaroslavl craftsmen in 1652-1675
Golden gate (1164) - the oldest surviving buildings of Vladimir
Trinity-Sergius Lavra in the Moscow region - center of Russian Orthodoxy
View of Moscow Kremlin from Big Moskvoretsky Bridge
Moscow. The domes of the Annunciation cathedral and the Dormitory (Assumption) cathedral at the Moscow Kremlin.
The northern gate on the side of Assumption Cathedral and the Gateway Church of Resurrection (1670) 
Domes of the Assumption cathedral over the Strelka of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers in Yaroslavl
Smolensk. Dnieper gate at the foot of Cathedral hill
Sunset over the Kremlin towers in Red Square
The height of Annunciation Cathedral is 85 meters. It is one of the largest churches in Russia.
House of the Tolstoy at the Yasnaya Polyana estate
The Cathedral of Assumption dominates the churches of Transiguration monastery
Prokhorovka field. Memorial Church of Peter and Paul at the place of tank battle
The dome over the Cave of St.Ioasaf of Belgorod and the building of the Eparchy
The Church of the Holy Martyr Theodore Stratilat at St. Theodore Convent
The cave cathedral of the Holy Image of the Saviour Not Made by Hands at Kostomarovo Savior monastery
Divnogorsky monastery near the chalk pillars called the Bolshiye and Malyie Divy
The monument to Alexander Nevsky in front of the Transfiguration Cathedral built on the site of the prince`s chambers where he was born
Entrance to the Museum of Kulikovo field
The Assumption Cathedral of the Tula Kremlin
Picturesque view on the high bank of the Oka near the village Konstantinovo
Churches and a bell tower of the Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery in Kostroma
Chambers of the Romanov boyars, where Mikhail was asked to became the tsar, at the Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery in Kostroma
Tsar regalia and the icon asking Mikhail to Become the Tsar at the chambers of the Romanov boyars in Ipatiev monastery in Kostroma
Rotunda of Ostrovsky on the waterfront of the Volga river in Kostroma
Zero kilometer in the center of the Susanin square
Last Judgement showing the human ordeals is the main subject of the wall paintings at the Trinity cathedral of the Ipatievsky Monastery