This year Russia celebrates the 50th anniversary of Golden Ring. This tourist route has been known since the Soviet period as a tour of Old Russian cities which played a crucial role in in the development of the country. In this regard, there will be held more than 40 events.
The Golden Ring (“Zolotoe Koltso” or “Золотое кольцо”), the set of ancient cities northeast of Moscow, comprises a dozen medieval towns northeast that formed Russia’s political, spiritual and cultural heartland. The conception of the Golden Ring was created by art critic and writer Yuri Bychkov in 1967.
The Golden Ring includes Moscow, Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal and Vladimir. These Russian towns are famous for unique architecture dating back to the XII-XVII centuries. Here you will have a chance to discover fascinating temples made of white stone, visit ancient monasteries and listen to the magnificent ringing of church bells. Every route unites several regions, presents a unity of their culture, traditions and a variety of Russia’s heritage. You will see a true Russian way of life of the habitants of the Golden Ring’s cities.
The Golden Ring route hides many treasures to discover! A real rural and peaceful charm!
Some activities and events dedicated to the anniversary:
The celebrations will be open with the charity evening and a concert in the Central Manege of Moscow.
From 11 to 12 May in the Manege will take place an exhibition dedicated to cities of the Golden ring of Russia. The exhibition area will be on 1900 square meters and will demonstrate over 800 works from all over Russia in the following areas: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and crafts.
From 20 to 28 May, will take place the second part of the festive events “motor’s rally”, in the cities of the Golden ring. The route will start from Moscow (Sparrow hills) – Suzdal – Vladimir – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Pereslavl-Zalesskiy – Rostov the Great – Sergiev Posad – Ivanovo – Moscow. All cities will host concerts, performances and promotions.
On 14 – 16 July in Ivanovo region will take place International fashion festival "Plyos on the Volga, Linen palette" as a celebration of the development of traditions of old Russian town.
24-29 July will be the first international caravanning festival in Suzdal “Golden Ring rally 2017” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the “Golden Ring of Russia”.
On 12 August will be the fireworks festival "Silver boat" in Kostroma. The best pyrotechnics from different regions of Russia, CIS and foreign countries demonstrate their achievements in the sphere of pyrotechnic art.
See all the events dedicated to the celebration of the anniversary of Golden Ring here!
Let your tourists become a part of such important event for Russia and see the cities which began the history of the country. Choose one of our tours to Golden Ring of Russia here or send your request to create a unique itinerary!