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Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior

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Surrounded by white, 10-foot-thick walls, this attractive complex was the site of northern Russia's first school of higher education,...

Museum of Wooden Architecture

  • Museum/Gallery

These wooden buildings have been moved here from throughout the region and restored. Of particular interest is the ornate Church of...

New Jerusalem Monastery

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Nikon (1605–81), patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, founded this monastery in 1652. It lies on roughly the same longitude as...

Rostov kremlin

  • Military Site

At the center of Rostov is the incomparable Rostov kremlin, a fortress with 6-foot-thick white-stone walls and 11 circular towers topped...

St. Jacob's Dmitriyev Monastery

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Dominating the ensemble along the lakefront and southwest of the kremlin is the huge Romanesque Dmitriyev Church, crowned by a large...

Suzdal kremlin

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The dominant monument in the kremlin, which may have first been built in the 10th century and sits on an earthen rampart with the Kamenka...

Tchaikovsky's House Museum in Klin

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Russia's best-known composer left this house for the last time on October 7, 1893, for St. Petersburg, where he performed his last concert...

Torgoviye Ryady

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In the early 19th century, after Rostov had lost its metropolitanate to nearby Yaroslavl, it became an extremely important trading center.

Toy Museum

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The world's first matryoshka (that colorful, wooden nesting doll) was designed in Sergiev-Posad at the beginning of the 20th century,...

Troitse-Sergieva Lavra

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Sergius of Radonezh (1314–92), who would later become Russia's patron saint, founded this famous monastery in 1340. The site rapidly...