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

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

© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankRybinsk lies 370 km to the north of Moscow at the confluence of the Volga, Sheksna and Cheryomukhin rivers.
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Rybinsk lies 370 km to the north of Moscow at the confluence of the Volga, Sheksna and Cheryomukhin rivers.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankThe city lies at the northernmost point of the Volga, which flows generally northeast to Rybinsk and then turns to the southeast.

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The city lies at the northernmost point of the Volga, which flows generally northeast to Rybinsk and then turns to the southeast.

© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankRybinsk is situated on both banks of the Volga, but the main part of the city is on the right bank of the river and stretches for over 20 km along it.
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Rybinsk is situated on both banks of the Volga, but the main part of the city is on the right bank of the river and stretches for over 20 km along it.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankIn documents from the beginning of the 16th century, what is now Rybinsk was then called the "Fishing Settlement". The settlement, which belonged to the Moscow princes, supplied fish to the royal court.
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In documents from the beginning of the 16th century, what is now Rybinsk was then called the "Fishing Settlement". The settlement, which belonged to the Moscow princes, supplied fish to the royal court.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankIn 1777 the Fishing Settlement gained the status of city and took the name Rybinsk.
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In 1777 the Fishing Settlement gained the status of city and took the name Rybinsk.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankArchitectural monuments from the 19th-early 20th centuries have been preserved in Rybinsk. Its first stone church, the Transfiguration of Our Lord, was built between 1654 and 1660. Later, however, this church was torn down and in 1838 the Transfiguration Cathedral was built in its place (photo).
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Architectural monuments from the 19th-early 20th centuries have been preserved in Rybinsk. Its first stone church, the Transfiguration of Our Lord, was built between 1654 and 1660. Later, however, this church was torn down and in 1838 the Transfiguration Cathedral was built in its place (photo).
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankThe Transfiguration Cathedral is a five-domed church with a central cupola, a type that was extremely popular during the Russian classicism period.
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The Transfiguration Cathedral is a five-domed church with a central cupola, a type that was extremely popular during the Russian classicism period.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankView of the Transfiguration Cathedral and bridge from the left bank of the river Volga.

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View of the Transfiguration Cathedral and bridge from the left bank of the river Volga.

© RIA Novosti . Alexei Kudenko / Go to the photo bankAnother of Rybinsk's tourist attractions is the building that used to house the grain exchange, which today is home to an historical-architectural museum with an impressive collection of paintings (photo).
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Another of Rybinsk's tourist attractions is the building that used to house the grain exchange, which today is home to an historical-architectural museum with an impressive collection of paintings (photo).
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