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Old 10-06-2010, 12:35 AM   #6
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Uglich.

Uglich - one of the oldest Russian towns, founded about 937 on the banks of the Volga River. The town is located 300 kilometers from Moscow.







Embankment of the river – is a pier for excursion ships.



It`s one very hungry local resident



Local musicians play music on a shot glass filled with water.





















Very interesting story connected with this church.
After the death of the famous russian king Ivan the Terrible in 1584, his younger son Dmitry was sent with his mother to Uglich, and May 15, 1591 an eight-year boy was found dead with cut
throat in the palace courtyard. The locals have decided that it made 2 public servant and killed them and destroyed a police building. For this, new king ordered the execution about 200 people and a large bell, which summoned the citizens to revolt. Bell cut tongue and ear, and deported to Siberia (in the old daysmost of criminals deported to Siberia). Prince's mother forcibly took the veil.
On the spot death of prince Dmitry was initially built a wooden chapel, and in 1692 built the existing stone church. It's called "Church of Prince Dmitry on the Blood."






Museum of urban life "family happiness"




Carver.




Volga - the mother of Russian rivers! This is one of the largest rivers in the world and the largest river in Europe.




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