From Valdai With Bells October 13th 2013 Again and once more I bought a guided tour with Pervye Linii agency to the town of Valdai. It can be reached by public transport (such as bus), but I'd rather have this comfortable one-day trip. Besides, I would require a taxi to reach the monastery, which was quite far from the town and could not be reached on foot. Could be, but not reasonable.
The five-hour road to Valdai, with the secon ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more