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The monument erected in honour of 800 years of Vologda

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Designed by G.P.Kontarev and T.P.Kontarev.Located on the bank of the Vologda River.

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A: Vologda - The monument to 800-years of Vologda

by Shusharin-EDA, 20 meters away

Vologda - the cultural center of Russian North. Situated between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Vologda w...

Vologda - The monument to 800-years of Vologda

B: Monument to the 800th anniversary of Vologda

by Dmitry Levin, 30 meters away

Monument to the 800th anniversary of Vologda

C: Chapel in the honor of Nativity of Christ

by Dmitry Levin, 490 meters away

Chapel in the honor of Nativity of Christ

D: Bridge of lovers

by Dmitry Levin, 510 meters away

Bridge of lovers

E: Kremlin area

by Alexey Yuzhakov, 690 meters away

Kremlin area

F: Kremlin, near monument KN Batyushkov

by Alexey Yuzhakov, 690 meters away

Kremlin, near monument KN Batyushkov

G: r.Vologda. Spring tide.

by dmitry-o-belov, 690 meters away

r.Vologda. Spring tide.

H: Vologda Kremlin 2

by Алексей Попов, 700 meters away

Vologda Kremlin 2

Vologda Kremlin 2

I: Vologda

by Shusharin-EDA, 730 meters away

Vologda - the cultural center of Russian North. Situated between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Vologda w...

Vologda

J: Kremlin Square

by Aleksy Kirilovskiy, 750 meters away

Kremlin Square

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Vologda was first mentioned in Novgorod chronicles for 1147, when Saint Gerasimus found a church and village already standing there. Surrounded by impassable woods, the settlement was inhabited by Novgorodians who pulled the ships from a tributary of theVolga to a tributary of the Northern Dvina, thus making possible navigation from the White Sea to the Caspian. In 1273 the city was ravaged by a Mongol raid.

It was not until 1412, when the area was ceded by Novgorod Republic to Muscovy, that the town acquired any measure of importance. The princes of Muscovy made Vologda their outpost in the North. By the end of the century, Vologda eclipsed the ancient centre of that region, Belozersk. Its commercial importance further increased when the Muscovy Company started its operations in Russia.

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