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    Kostroma Region

Approaching towards the ancient city of Kostroma, located at the left bank of the Volga River, you find yourself in the land of an old Russian fairy tale. The central city of the region was founded in the 1150s and now is one of the Golden Rings most important cultural and commercial centers. Kostroma Region now abounds in magnificent monuments of old architecture. You can feel the very essence of the past imprinted on the walls of old cathedrals and churches. Kostroma Regions picturesque landscape has long been a source of inspiration for many Russian artists (Levitan, Savrasov, etc). The charm of the region is in its fresh air, beautiful scenery and in the magnetism of old Russian towns and villages that preserve tranquil atmosphere of the past at the threshold of the XI century. What makes Kostroma Regions image unforgettable is a unique combination of the monuments of old architecture, the blend of the regular layput and the wooden houses with intricate lacy carvings on the facades.

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