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Vologda

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Vologda - the cultural center of Russian North. Situated between Moscow and St. Petersburg. Vologda was founded in 1147. On  that square you can see Sofia and Voskresensky cathedrals, Alexander Nevsky's church and Vologda's bell tower.

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A: Kremlin Square

by Aleksy Kirilovskiy, 30 meters away

Kremlin Square

B: Kremlin area

by Alexey Yuzhakov, 50 meters away

Kremlin area

C: Kremlin, near monument KN Batyushkov

by Alexey Yuzhakov, 70 meters away

Kremlin, near monument KN Batyushkov

D: Kremlin Square. Vologda

by Dmitry Plavkov, 80 meters away

Kremlin Square. Vologda

E: r.Vologda. Spring tide.

by dmitry-o-belov, 90 meters away

r.Vologda. Spring tide.

F: Vologda Kremlin

by Shusharin-EDA, 100 meters away

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

Vologda Kremlin

G: Vologda Kremlin 2

by Алексей Попов, 100 meters away

Vologda Kremlin 2

Vologda Kremlin 2

H: Vologda State Pedagogical University

by Alexey Yuzhakov, 180 meters away

Vologda State Pedagogical University

I: Chapel in the honor of Nativity of Christ

by Dmitry Levin, 260 meters away

Chapel in the honor of Nativity of Christ

J: Bridge of lovers

by Dmitry Levin, 310 meters away

Bridge of lovers

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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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