Vladimir is a city with a thousand-year history. The basis of which is associated with the name of the Kiev grand duke Vladimir Svyatoslavovich. VLADIMIR. BOGOLYUBOVO. SUZDAL. ANCIENT RUSSIAN CITIES
In the 990s. Vladimir, the baptizer of Russia, founded a new fortress in the image. Likeness of Kiev on the high bank of the once full-fledged river Klyazma. Vladimir became the main city of North-Eastern Russia In the middle of XII century during the reign of the duke Andrew Bogolyubsky. Was the all-Russian capital at the time of the Tatar-Mongol invasion. VLADIMIR. BOGOLYUBOVO. SUZDAL. ANCIENT RUSSIAN CITIES
The duke Andrew, and then his younger brother Vsevolod “Big Nest” turned this fortress into a golden-domed white-stone town. The white-stone churches of that time: the Assumption and Dimitrievsky cathedrals survived to this day in Vladimir. The history of Suzdal goes far into the past. It received a name from the land, which was called Suzhdal.
At different times it was the capital of the principality, the consolidation center of Orthodoxy and statehood. The main spiritual and cultural monuments are the Kremlin, the Pokrovsky and Spaso-Evfimiev monasteries, as well as the church of Boris and Gleb in Kideksha. The splendidly preserved city ensemble, the ancient layout of the city, the abundance of monuments and unique museums, give Suzdal an unforgettable view of the fairy-tale.