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Jump into the past: a nostalgic trip from Yaroslavl to the deserts and museums of socialist life.

Jump into the past: a nostalgic trip from Yaroslavl to the deserts and museums of socialist life.
Starts from

Yaroslavl

Duration

2 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

476 km

Hotels

1

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

History and Culture🎅 Winter Trips
Abandoned monasteries and picturesque ruins of churches, prison castles, museums of socialist life - this patriotic selection will give you a reason to think hard about the complicated history of our country and the fate of its inhabitants. The route includes several picturesque places in the vicinity of Yaroslavl, which will allow you to plunge into the past - Soviet and pre-Soviet - and touch the once beautiful, and today - forgotten.
Marina Selivanova
Marina Selivanova
Traveller
  • Visit Danilovsky Prison Castle, where Dzerzhinsky and Solzhenitsyn visited.
  • Walk around the fish microdistrict of HPP-14, where time has frozen.
  • To feel the nostalgia in the museum "Soviet era".
  • Visit the ruins of old monasteries and churches.
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USSR Park in Tutaev, "HES-14" micro-district and "Soviet era" museum in Rybinsk
Day 1183 km89 m

USSR Park in Tutaev, "HES-14" micro-district and "Soviet era" museum in Rybinsk

We'll start our journey with a walk through the Tutaevsky Park of the USSR, generously decorated with sculptures of Soviet pioneers. Then we explore the ruins of the Sofia Nunnery, founded in 1860. Then we go to the microdistrict "HES-14", where nothing has changed since Soviet times. Here we will also visit an amazing museum "Soviet era", which will allow adults to plunge into childhood, and children to get acquainted with the artifacts of the now non-existent country.
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Ruins of old churches, Danilovsky prison castle, Danilovsky Kazansky monastery on Gorushka
Day 2293 km

Ruins of old churches, Danilovsky prison castle, Danilovsky Kazansky monastery on Gorushka

The second day will be devoted to abandoned buildings of the past centuries. In the first half of the day we will visit three dilapidated but still impressive churches near the village of Prechistoe. Then we will visit the Danilovsky prison, where Dzerzhinsky and Solzhenitsyn had visited. In the evening we will see the last church in Russia that was consecrated before the 1990s.
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