34, Leninskaya Street, Rostov, 152155, Russia
More about Rostov
Monastery - Rostov Velikyi
A small excibition
Rostov House of Crafts
On the shore
Hi! It looks like I will be in Rostov-on-don for a year or so training and I have a few things I am wondering about.
Would be awesome and I would be very appreciative if anyone could answer some of these questions:
-What is the availability,speed and cost of high speed Internet i.e. DSL for unlimited usage in Rostov
-What types of cell phone services are available and at what cost? I think I heard GSM do they offer GPRS or any other data services?
-What would the typical cost for a reasonably nice 2-3 room apartment be?
-What would it cost for additional services like possibly a house cleaner,laundry person, food shopper etc. Was thinking it would be nice to eliminate needing to do some of these things and get my work done more efficiently.
-Is there anything fun to do in Rostov?
-Is it possible to get food by delivery chinese,pizza etc?
RE: Rostov info?
My brother lived in Rostov-on-Don for a couple of years, and he liked it. As far as I know you can find anything there. Check out the site on Internet providers in Rostov http://rnd.ru/21.shtml (it's in Russian, but you can see the choice). There are some agencies who will help you with finding someone to clean and wash (Alina (tel.: 290-84-20, 254-89-94) or Family Tel. 255-81-99). One thing I'd like to warn you about: there is a (not very nice) habit in Russia to charge foreigners more than we charge Russians, so be prepared for this. The general site about Rostov-on-Don and it's life today is www.rostov.ru (Russian only)
RE: Rostov info?
I was wondering if you made it to Roslov? If so can you tell me if the town of Orlov is near there?
Travel Tips for Rostov
This is our barbeque on the lakeside near Dmitriev Monastery.
Lakeside of the lake Nero is very wet and it is difficult to find a place for a picknick or barbeque. This place - to the right from monastery - is rather popular, we were not the only ones ;-)
Rostov is well-known in the former USSR as a place where film "Ivan Vasil'evich changes his profession" was made. This is very funny comedy of 1970s. Rather hackneyed fantastic story how a guy from todays Ivan Vasilievich Bunscha was changed in times with Thar Ivan Vasilievich IV the Terrible, but due to of genius producer and magnificent casting is became a masterpiece of soviet cinema. Everyone could try on tsars clothers ;-)
Rostov: St Jacobs Monastery Pt.1
The Monastery of St Jacobs is only a 20 minute wander away from the Rostov Kremlin along the shore line of Lake Nero. It still functions as a working religious community, but has areas open to the public such as its church and garden.
Tsar Ivan Grozny
" - Ñäâèíü áðîâè, à òî ìîðäà ó òåáÿ êàêàÿ-òî íå öàðñêàÿ. Îé, çàñûïåìñÿ!"
" - Knit your brow! Your muzzle looks not like Tsar's one. Oh, we'll be nabbed!" (from film "Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession")
Monastery of our Savior and St. Jacob
Monastery of our Savior and St. Jacob is located on the approaches to Rostov from the Moscow side, and can be seen for many kilometers.
It was founded in the XIV century by Rostov bishop Iakov. The first stone church in the monastery - the five-dome Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - was put up in 1686. The cathedral has frescoes of the XVII century.
In 1836 the Church of St. Jacob, consecrated to the founder of the monastery, was built there. The church has relics of Rostov Saints and the Vatopedskaya wonderworking icon of the Holy Lady. Part of the monastery necropolis has also remained there. Now the monastery has begun functioning again.