Favorite thing: Ryazan was the first Russian city to be sacked by the Mongol horde of Batu Khan.
It was thoroughly devastated and never fully recovered. As result of the sack, the seat of the principality was moved about 55 km to the town of Pereslavl-Ryazansky, which subsequently took the name of the destroyed capital.
The site of the old capital now carries the name of Staraya Ryazan (Old Ryazan), close to Spassk-Ryazanskiy.
You can watch my photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54 38' 9.76" N 39 44' 59.98" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Assumption Cathedral and Epiphany Church.
- Historical Travel
Favorite thing: Ryazan is a city in the Central Federal District of Russia and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast.
The Ryazan region is a part of the Central European territory of Russia, which borders with the Moscow, Tula, Vladimir, Tambov and Lipetsk regions.
The main waterway is the Oka River which divides the territory into two parts: the coniferous forest in the North, and the forest – steppe, including broad – leaved forests in the South.
You can watch my 2 min 40 sec HD Video Ryazan Walking along the city out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 38' 8.42" N 39° 44' 58.66" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Assumption Cathedral and Epiphany Church 2.
- Historical Travel
State Historical and Architectural Museum
Favorite thing: The Ryazan Historical and Architectural Museum Reserve starts from 1884. At that moment the Historical Archaeological Museum of the Ryazan Scientific Archives Commission was organized.
Since 1922 the Museum is located on the site of the Ryazan Kremlin, the most ancient place, the “heart” of modern Ryazan. The Ryazan Museum has been saving all the historical and cultural objects of the Kremlin, which are principally important to be nowadays accessible to everybody.
In 1995 the historical and architectural complex of the Ryazan Museum Reserve was included in the State List of the most important monuments among the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation.
Every day except Tuesday from 10.00 till 18.00
(0912) 27-60-65, 27-60-66
(0912) 21-56-55, 27-54-55.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 38' 5.47" N 39° 45' 1.14" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Ryazan Kremlin 2.
- Museum Visits
Favorite thing: Call it Ryazan's Arbat and you'll be almost right..... It's short, it's small as everything in provincial town but it's beautiful in this special provincial way... a local promenade which dreams of being Champes Elysees, like every solger dreams of being a general...
Pubs, restaurants, a hotel, banks, shops, no traffic, what else do you need???
History still remains...
Favorite thing: Nowadays the city is full of contradictions, more than ever I think.... Due to the overall Russian construction boost a lot of modern buildings appear like mushrooms after rain, but history struggles to get its place under the sun.... so from time to time you can spot these islands of the past, like the one on the pic, a relic surrounded by new blocks... and I really adore these islands, you can feel them breathe and see they have soul, a real face, a real look in the sea of clones...