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Yaroslavl , Russia

A 1.5 day visit to Yaroslavl. Located 266 Km, NE of Moscow and a four hour train ride. Founded in 997 and part of the "Golden Ring". Named after Prince Yaroslavl who legend says killed a Bear with an Axe and founded the city on this spot. Hence the Bear and axe on the city coat of arms.

Overall, not too impressive but we were glad we made the trip to find out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaroslavl
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour 12th century
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour 12th century
A corner of the Monastery facing the River
A corner of the Monastery facing the River
Unknown Church (to us)
Unknown Church (to us)
Church of Elijah the Prophet (1647)
Church of Elijah the Prophet (1647)
Church Saviour in the Town (1693)
Church "Saviour in the Town" (1693)
Church of the Epiphany (1684)
Church of the Epiphany (1684)
Note all of the ceramic accents, Yaroslavl specialty
Note all of the ceramic accents, Yaroslavl specialty
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City offices (Note the Soviet Symbols still in place)
City offices (Note the Soviet Symbols still in place)
Embankment (Naberzhnaya)
Embankment (Naberzhnaya)
Keep on Truckin'
Keep on Truckin'