This construction is a memorial to the 1591 murder of Ivan the Terrible's young son Dimitri and its even bloodier aftermath. A tragic story where the facts are disputed to this day. The official Russian history says he stabbed himself in a fit. The townspeople saw it differently and killed who they thought were the murderers acting under Boris Godunov's orders. Moscow then took retribution on the townspeople.
Volga Dream cruise May 29th 2017 Geo: 57.5247, 38.3328We embarked our ship on Sunday afternoon. The Volga Dream carries a maximum of 109 passengers (95 on this trip) on four decks. We have a nice suite on the top deck. It is comfortable and functional but not especially luxurious. The food is good and the staff pleasant and efficient. Wine and beer are included with lunch and dinner, which is fine.The first night and most of ... 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