Ivanovo. Trip to Golden ring. Tour to the cities of Russia. Trip to Russia. Legend tour.
THE GOLDEN RING OF RUSSIA
Ivanovo is located on the banks of the Volga River, 300 km north-east of Moscow.
The first settlement was founded in the 16th century. The peasants there
engaged in woodcarving, preparing dye-stuff and weaving flax linen. Flax weaving
was the key trade.
In the middle of the 18th century Ivanovo became the center of the country's
textile industry, the so-called "cotton empire".
Ivanovo cotton fabrics were in great demand not only all over Russia, but
also abroad in Britain, Persia and other countries.
SIGHTS OF INTEREST
Wonderful architectural monuments such as the wooden Assumption Church and
Shudrov Tent - an example of industrial design - have been preserved to this day.
Visitors can see the local Art Museum, featuring 18,000 exhibits including
old Russian icons and Palekh miniature paintings, as well as go to the memorial museum of artist Boris Prorokov.
On out-of-town excursions one can get acquainted with the State Museum of Applied Arts or visit
Palekh which is 65 km from Ivanovo.
In Palekh, tourists will see the Church of Exaltation of the Cross, icon
painting of the 14th - 19th centuries, the Memorial Museum of Ivan Golikov (the
founder of modern Palekh lacquer painting) and exhibits at the Museum of Lacquer Miniatures.