This is the Skorbiashinsky (Grief) Memorial in memory of victims of the World War II .
Well-known people are buried here: honorable city dwellers, participants of the Second World War, Heroes of the Soviet Union and also those who has brought the significant contribution to development of region, sciences and arts.
I've seen this modern Chapel in the park close to the Kremlin.
It was erected in 1995 in honor of the 900th anniversary of Ryazan. Architects I. Senchenko and V.Sitikh. Here I’ve learnt that Ryazan is 915 years old!
You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 38' 0.57" N 39° 44' 43.06" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Modern Chapel.
Church of Elijah
The old building of the Church of Elijah was kept till the end of the XVIIth century, and because of decay it was broken.
Instead of it the new stone church was built in 1699.
63 years Later the chapel in the name of Saint George was arranged in the Church.
In 1806 two more chapels were added. One- in honor of John the Apostle and another in the name of Deacon Stephan.
Approximately in the same time the bell-tower was also erected.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 38' 0.33" N 39° 44' 40.20" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Church of Elijah .
Theatre for Young Spectators
Ryazan has several theatres, among them – Drama Theatre. It was built in 1862 by Voronikhin and rebuilt in 1871 by Schetkin. Soborny Theater (formerly - Children’s Theater or for Young Spectators).
You will find it on the Sobornaya (Cathedral) Square just at the entrance into the Ryazan Kremlin.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 37' 59.61" N 39° 44' 31.01" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Theatre for Young Spectators.
The site of the Kremlin (26 hectares) is surrounded by two rivers, Trubezh and Lybed.
The most ancient settlement, revealed on the Kremlin hill, dates back to the first millennium BC.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 38' 16.38" N 39° 44' 57.70" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Trubezh River.
Solghenitsyn's memorial place
The Cathedral Street (former street of Revolution) is the continuation of the Cathedral Square. There is a building of a school at the left (the house #7) in which the future Nobel winner A.Solghenitsyn was a teacher when he lived in Ryazan.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 37' 50.45" N 39° 44' 17.03" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Solzhenitsyn Memorial place.
- Historical Travel
This village is about 20km before Ryazan, if you drive from Moscow. It is known for being a place where famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin was born. There is a museum, dedicated to his life and childhood.
This museum in old village by Oka river is unique by representing the vicinity of two mansions - peasant one and landlord's. Such vicinity of cultures, their traditions, living let you to trace the real Russian history in 19-20CC.
OPEN: 10.00-18.00; days off - Mondays and last Thursday of each month
HOW TO GET THERE: from Ryazan - by bus from autostation "Mervino"; from Moscow - by train from Kazansky station up to station "Rybnoe" (~170km).
Nearby this village there is another interesting place to visit. Poschupovo village where there is monastery, which was set up several senturies ago. There is a well with sacred water.
This Ryazan suburb (20 kms from the town)is usually called Ryazan Switzerland. Very beautiful place naturewise. It serves as summer weekend runaway place for locals.
It reminded me of some shores in the Baltic states.
Driving towards Solochi from Ryazan you 1st cross Oka river and then dive into thick pine forest. The nature there is a combination of pine trees, golden sand and plain waters of Oka river.
There is acting nunnery (right on the main square), which is now being rebult from almost ruins. It's opened for visitor but usually during services.
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