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#21 – The Golden Ring, RUSSIA

Russia's Golden Ring is home to tens of golden, green and red domed monasteries and churches.

To the northeast of Moscow lies many small towns and villages known for their golden, green and red domed monasteries and churches along a 440 km ring road. Among the most stunning villages is Suzdal, known for the most number of monasteries and churches for the number of inhabitants. Among the noteworthy towns on the ring road are Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Velikiy, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, and Sergiyev Posad.

The Golden Ring of Russia

The Golden Ring of Russia

The Golden Ring of Russia

Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, Sergiev Posad, Russia

Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, Sergiev Posad

 

Church of the Forty Martyrs, Pereslavl-Zalessky,

Church of the Forty Martyrs, Pereslavl-Zalessky

 

The Church of the Epiphany, Yaroslavl

The Church of the Epiphany, Yaroslavl

 

Museum of the Wooden Architechture and Rural Life and from River Kamenka, Suzdal, Russia

Museum of the Wooden Architechture and Rural Life and from River Kamenka, Suzdal

 

The Holy Gates at the Monastery of the Deposition of the Robe, Suzdal, Russia

The Holy Gates at the Monastery of the Deposition of the Robe, Suzdal

 

Church of St. Nicholas, Suzdal, Russia

Church of St. Nicholas, Suzdal

 

Cathedral of St. Demetrius, Vladimir, Russia

Cathedral of St. Demetrius, Vladimir


The above article appears in the December 2014 issue of Globerovers Magazine