Situated to the north eastern side of Moscow are a number of ancient towns that were key to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. These cities are collectively called the “The Golden Ring.”
These cities are located on the outskirts of Moscow and it is fascinating to see how the scenery changes from hectic urban to leisurely rural, with people smiling at you, cheap food and overall relaxed pace of doing things.
Part of Rouble chronicles Russian travelogue series.
Dmitrov (Дмитров/द्मीत्रोव) is a town on the northern outskirts of Moscow and close to the Sheremetyevo airport from where I was scheduled to fly out to Mumbai. This town was not in Lonely Planet guidebook and so I didn’t know about it at all. What I discovered there was a pleasant surprise!
This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Orchestra of the Russian Orthodox Church Bells will blow your mind away Little did I know, when I went to the Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius, the largest monastery in Suzdal, that I would be treated to a mind blowing performance […]
This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Small, simple and off the religious highway makes this place my favorite among the Golden Cities. The Church at Bogolyubovo, probably my favorite in Russia. Away from crowded churches and cathedrals of the Golden Ring circuit is this little church in […]
This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery Bogolyubovo Train station and the convent. The nice thing about Russia (whatever I’ve traveled and heard) is that places are very well connected by buses or trains. They might take longer (and my friend drove me in his car to this […]
This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery My first time attending a service at a Russian Orthodox Church was full of surprises and discoveries. I flew from Sochi to Moscow and met my friend at Moscow’s VDNKh metro station (airports of Moscow are quite smoothly connected to the […]