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village Konstantinovo - motherland of Sergey Esenin

The village Konstantinovo is on the high bank of the river Oka 43 kilometers of Ryazan. It is worth coming there to admire the picturesque Russian nature and village everyday life, and visit the literary museum of Yesenin, one of the Russian poets, who praised the beauty of Russian nature in his poems.

The first records of the village Konstantinovo date back to the 17 century. For example, in 1619 Konstantinovo was a patrimony of Russian tsars, but then it was inherited and sold to many noble families, including the Naryshkins, the Golitsyns, the Dolgorukovs. In 1897 Konstantinovo passed into possession of Ivan Petrovich Kulakov, the «hereditary honorary citizen of Moscow», and after his death in 1911 to his daughter Lydia Ivanovna Kashina.

A museum devoted to the works of Sergey Yesenin was created in Konstantinovo in 1965. There you can see the house of his parents, the mansion house of Lydia Kashina, the zemsky school, the house of the priest Smirnov, the Church of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan, and, surely, admire the most beautiful nature on the bank of the river Oka.

One of the interesting opportunities to visit Konstantinovo is a 3-day river cruise starting at the Southern port of Moscow. All day the ship sails down the Moscow river arriving in Konstantinovo by the morning. Tourists visit the museum of Yesenin and the monastery of St. John the Evangelist, and in the evening the ship sails back, being on the way one more day.

Sergey Yesenin was born in Konstantinovo on October 3, 1895. Eventually, he became one of the most famous poets of the Silver age. His poems were mainly devoted to Russia, and not to the state Russia, but to the «Rus`», which patriot he was and which he loved very much.

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Portrait of Yesenin at the overlook on the bank of the Oka
Picturesque view on the high bank of the Oka near the village Konstantinovo
The house of the parents of Sergey Yesenin where the poet was born and lived
The bed of Yesenin where he slept in the childhood
Gornitsa is the most spacious room in the Yesenins` house in Konstantinovo
Rough bank at the foot of the village Konstantinovo
The stair leading down from the overlook at the Yesenin Museum to the landing
Makarov Ugol (Macarius` Corner) at the bend of the Oka to the left of Konstantinovo
The stair leading down from the overlook at the Yesenin Museum to the Oka 
«Anna Snegina» poem museum, former house of Lydia Kashina, the last owner of Konstantinovo
Photo, where Yesenin reads poems to his mother during his arrival in Konstantinovo
The room in the house of Lydia Kashina in the Museum of the Poem Anna snegina in Konstantinovo
Manuscripts of the poem Anna snegina in the Museum of the village of Konstantinovo
The bronze monument of Sergey Yesenin near the Yesenins` house
The poplar planted by Sergey Yesenin at his house in 1924
The barn built in 1913 where Yesenin lived and wrote his poems in summer 
The makeshift hut where the parents of Yesenin lived after their house was burnt in 1922
Zemskaya school in the village of Konstantinovo
The house of the priest John (Ivan) Smirnov in Konstantinovo
The big room (gornitsa) in the house of the priest I. Smirnov where gathered the local intellectuals
Sergey Yesenin had often been to the house of the priest I. Smirnov, especially in his early days 
The Church of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan as viewed from the bank of the Oka in Konstantinovo 
The Church of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan and a small chapel on the bank of the Oka