Throughout our tour from St. Petersburg to Moscow we travelled on to the River Sheksna, arriving at Goritsy within the afternoon. We had time to go to the Nunnery of the Resurrection on the banks of the river, after which a bus experience to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and its museum containing quite a few icons; instruments, devices and a curious weighing balance. Pictures of 19th century life adorn the partitions.   moscow tourist attractions

Our go to to Irma was early within the morning prepared for a performed stroll alongside a path by the river to go to a dacha. The wealthier Russians constructed these dwellings for his or her visits to the nation. Right here they’d the house to develop greens and fruit, which might be unimaginable within the cities. No dwelling was full with no samovar. A number of are an indication of prosperity. Our tour information launched our hostess who served us with tea from her samovar with plates of bleoni cucumber, blackcurrant jam, blueberries and beneficiant helpings of vodka.

The return to the boat gave us a possibility to go to some stalls by the roadside. Out of town the costs have been affordable for the hand painted and carved lacquer packing containers, dolls, birch wooden trays and plenty of utensils for the kitchen. A barbecue of pork, salad and white wine had been organised on the jetty alongside the ship. Late arrivals sat on tree trunks. Our Russian singer and accompanists once more entertained us from a dais on the jetty.

Yaroslavl on the junction of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl was named after Yaroslavl the Clever who dominated over the realm from 988 to 1010. Wood palings relationship again to the ninth century have been discovered. The prosperity of the area reached its peak within the 16th to 17th century. Retailers from England, Germany and Holland purchased fabric, leather-based items and silverware. The wealth was used to fee the constructing of lots of the church buildings. The Cathedral of the Configuration accommodates among the best 16th century frescoes. It was price climbing up the Bell Tower for a view over the woods and the River Volga. Within the night we have been once more entertained to a live performance of Russian music. A seven-piece band of 5 balalaikas, accordion and percussion gave a full of life rendering.

A diversion down a department of the River Volga introduced us to Kostroma. It was based in 1152 by Yuri Dolgoruky when he colonised the river valley. Sacked by the tartars within the 13th century, largely destroyed by hearth in 1733 it was then rebuilt beneath Catharine the Nice. It was industrialised by Stalin within the 1920s and 30s.