The city of Yaroslavl was founded in 1010 by Duke Yaroslav the Wise at the place where the Kotorosl river flows into the Volga, where there were settlements of Finno-Ugric tribes. According to legend, the prince cut with an ax the bear, which was a sacred animal for pagans.
In the 17th century, the city became the second most important after Moscow. During the Polish-Swedish intervention, Yaroslavl was the center of a popular uprising, which drove the invaders out of Russia. At that time, our city briefly became the capital of the Russian state.
The historical part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a monument of urban planning and architecture.
Today Yaroslavl is a genuine pearl in the necklace of the Golden Ring.
Yaroslavl is not only a museum city but also an important cultural and industrial center with more than half a million citizens.
You can purchase a special edition of the book "Fired Yaroslavl" by Solovyov E.A. in our hotel.