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July 3rd 2018
Published: July 24th 2018
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A stop on the way to Moscow to explore the provincial town of Uglich in west Russia. The town was founded in 937 and the ancient Uglich Kremlin contains the Transfiguration Cathedral which has an ornate wall of icons. Nearby there is the Church of St Dimitry on the blood with frescoes memorializing the death of Ivan the Terrible's son. The fortress helped to stop the Tatars. The town recovered very slowly after being burned to ashes by Polish-Lithuanians.

Uglich used to be famous as the watch making capital of Russia (Chaika Watches). The collapse of The Soviet Union caused an industrial decline and this marked the rise of tourism. We had a stroll around town which showed a need for maintenance.and then through the markets and back to the boat.

Next stop Moscow - a days sail from here. More locks to go through


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Church of Prince Dimitry the MartyrChurch of Prince Dimitry the Martyr
Church of Prince Dimitry the Martyr

Erected where the son of Ivan the Terrible was murdered ( by his father)
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Iconostasis

Wall of icons in Orthodox church
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These rooves are flat and painted to look otherwise


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