Day tripping on the old Russian towns

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Panda*, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Panda*

    Panda* Been here awhile

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    [FONT=&quot]Reading the reports in the section «Ride Reports» [/FONT][FONT=&quot]about[/FONT][FONT=&quot] travel some people in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region>, I often see your comments, that <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Russia</st1:place></st1:country-region> for you is like a dark spot, and you might be interested to visit here. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]So I want to publish the pictures of our day tripping to Russian towns.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]

    Usually, we go with our friends on the weekend trip to an old Russian town, which preserved the unique historical and cultural monuments in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region></st1:place>. This is usually not more than <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" productid="300 km">300 km</st1:metricconverter>. from <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Moscow</st1:place></st1:city> in one end. Sometimes we spend the night in a hotel, sometimes returning to <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Moscow</st1:place></st1:city>. So, let's begin.

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    [FONT=&quot]<st1:city w:st="on">Rostov</st1:city> - one of the oldest towns in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region>, located on the shores of <st1:placetype w:st="on">Lake</st1:placetype> <st1:placename w:st="on">Nero</st1:placename>, in <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" productid="202 kilometers">202 kilometers</st1:metricconverter> from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Moscow</st1:city></st1:place>. The first mention of the city - in 862 [/FONT][FONT=&quot]yr[/FONT][FONT=&quot].[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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    [FONT=&quot],[/FONT][FONT=&quot] on the shores of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">Lake</st1:placetype> <st1:placename w:st="on">Nero</st1:placename></st1:place>, is male [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Spaso[/FONT][FONT=&quot]-Yakovlevsky Monastery. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Since the monastery acting - all the women at the entrance must wear skirts and hats (all of which can be taken at the entrance).[/FONT]
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  2. Steelybeast

    Steelybeast Been here awhile

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    Really good pictures here and in the other ride reports. I had not seen those reports so glad you had links to them.

    I want to visit Moscow one day. It takes a long time to get there from the east coast of the USA though. Maybe some day........

    David
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  3. Panda*

    Panda* Been here awhile

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    I was on east coast of the USA in 1994 and in 1995, but by airplane, and it's no difficult :D
    You need to see Moscow ones!
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  4. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Absolutely Fantastic :clap
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  5. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Thanks very much for taking the time to post this RR. I love seeing how people in other parts of the world live and I find the Russian people and culture fascinating.
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  6. Panda*

    Panda* Been here awhile

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    Uglich.

    Uglich - one of the oldest Russian towns, founded about 937 on the banks of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Volga</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">River</st1:placeType></st1:place>. The town is located <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="300 kilometers">300 kilometers</st1:metricconverter> from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Moscow</st1:place></st1:City>.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Very interesting story connected with this church.
    After the death of the famous russian king Ivan the Terrible in 1584, his younger son Dmitry was sent with his mother to Uglich, and May 15, 1591 an eight-year boy was found dead with cut
    throat in the palace courtyard. The locals have decided that it made 2 public servant and killed them and destroyed a police building. For this, new king ordered the execution about 200 people and a large bell, which summoned the citizens to revolt. <st1:City w:st="on">Bell</st1:City> cut tongue and ear, and deported to Siberia (in the old daysmost of criminals deported to <st1:place w:st="on">Siberia</st1:place>). Prince's mother forcibly took the veil.
    On the spot death of prince Dmitry was initially built a wooden chapel, and in 1692 built the existing stone church. It's called "<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Church</st1:placeType> of <st1:placeName w:st="on">Prince Dmitry</st1:placeName></st1:place> on the Blood."<o:p></o:p>


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  7. GB

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    What a beautiful town! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the beauty of the architecture of Rostov! Thanks for all the pics and details :thumb
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  8. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this with us. Great pictures and history. :clap :clap :clap
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  9. Ranger159

    Ranger159 That'll Do DONKEY!

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    Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing :clap

    I want to see more...:D
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  10. Hominid

    Hominid Been here awhile

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    Am I the only one who can't see the photos? :shog
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  11. GB

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    You may have a firewall that's not permitting the hotlinked images from the site where they are loaded. Pics are there. :thumb
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  12. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Great stuff! Thanks.
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    You two do the best ride reports....many thanks.
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  14. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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    :clap Very Nice. I can't wait to see more.
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  15. Panda*

    Panda* Been here awhile

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    Thank you all for positive comment. :clap Now I have a lot of work and no time to post it new photos, but in the next few days I promise to publish the new reports, more so tomorrow we go to another trip around the old towns. :norton
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  16. Steve Glenn

    Steve Glenn Been here awhile

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    Looking forwarded to more. :lurk
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  17. Hominid

    Hominid Been here awhile

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    yup - firewall at work. They come through fine at home.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  18. FotoTEX

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    Enjoyable and fascinating report from a place most will never see. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Photog

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    Thanks for the pics of a place I'd really like to visit! I look forward to reading more ride reports from you.
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  20. MadRussian

    MadRussian Adventurer

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    I can't believe how much everything changed since I left Moscow in 1976.
    Still, a lot of good memories.

    My uncle use to live in Rostov.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures, tovarish :1drink
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