RIA Novosti Photo Gallery: Kostroma

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RIA Novosti invites its readers on a photo tour of Russia. Today's city is Kostroma.

RIA Novosti invites its readers on a photo tour of Russia. Today's city is Kostroma.

© RIA Novosti . Svetlana Balashova / Go to the photo bankThe city of Kostroma is a major river port on the Volga River.
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The city of Kostroma is a major river port on the Volga River.
© RIA Novosti . Svetlana Balashova / Go to the photo bankThe first written reference to Kostroma dates from 1213. Photo: the Fire Tower on Susaninskaya Ploshchad, the symbol of Kostroma.
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The first written reference to Kostroma dates from 1213. Photo: the Fire Tower on Susaninskaya Ploshchad, the symbol of Kostroma.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Fedorenko / Go to the photo bankThe Ipatiyevsky and Nikolo-Babayevsky fortified monasteries sprung up around Kostroma during the 8th and 9th centuries to defend the approaches to the city.
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The Ipatiyevsky and Nikolo-Babayevsky fortified monasteries sprung up around Kostroma during the 8th and 9th centuries to defend the approaches to the city.
© RIA Novosti . Svetlana Balashova / Go to the photo bankIn 1613 Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov was crowned tsar in the Ipatiyevsky Monastery. That is how Kostroma became the "cradle" of the Romanov Imperial Dynasty.
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In 1613 Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov was crowned tsar in the Ipatiyevsky Monastery. That is how Kostroma became the "cradle" of the Romanov Imperial Dynasty.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Fedorenko / Go to the photo bankThe city is also home to the Bogoyavlensky-Anastasiin Convent, founded in 1426.
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The city is also home to the Bogoyavlensky-Anastasiin Convent, founded in 1426.
© RIA Novosti . M. Yurchenko / Go to the photo bankThe bell tower of the Bogoyavlensky-Anastasiin Convent, constructed in the 17th century.
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The bell tower of the Bogoyavlensky-Anastasiin Convent, constructed in the 17th century.
© RIA Novosti . M. Yurchenko / Go to the photo bankThe Church of the Virgin of Smolensk in the Bogoyavlensky-Anastasiin Convent.
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The Church of the Virgin of Smolensk in the Bogoyavlensky-Anastasiin Convent.
© RIA Novosti . Yuri Caver / Go to the photo bankThe Epiphany Cathedral (photo) also contains the icon of Our Lady of St. Theodore, the patron icon of the Imperial House of Romanov.
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The Epiphany Cathedral (photo) also contains the icon of Our Lady of St. Theodore, the patron icon of the Imperial House of Romanov.
© RIA Novosti . Svetlana Balashova / Go to the photo bankThe Trading Rows shopping complex (formerly "The Red Rows") in Kostroma, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, is the largest shopping center in Russia to survive from pre-revolutionary times. Photo: the Trading Rows and the bell tower of the Savior Church.
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The Trading Rows shopping complex (formerly "The Red Rows") in Kostroma, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, is the largest shopping center in Russia to survive from pre-revolutionary times. Photo: the Trading Rows and the bell tower of the Savior Church.
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