Kostroma is often called the pearl of the Golden Ring. This ancient city was founded by the Suzdal prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1152, and over the years of its centuries-old history, Kostroma has not lost its originality. At its peak, during the reign of Prince Vasily Yaroslavovych, Kostroma was the capital of North-Eastern Russia, with many churches, the most famous of which is the Cathedral of the Assumption. Now it is a modern port city on the Volga, where the splendor of more than five hundred architectural monuments has been preserved. Kostroma is located 372 km northeast of Moscow on the banks of the Volga. You can get there from Moscow taking a train from the Yaroslavsky railroad station or by car by the Yaroslavskoye highway. You can get there by bus as well. The bus station is located near the metro station Shchyolkovskaya.

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