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River cruises to Uglich

Valaam travel agency provides a wide range of river cruises in 2011. Visiting Uglich, you will enjoy a hiking tour around the town and a visit to the Transfiguration Cathedral, the church of Dmitry “on the blood”.

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View a list of river cruises: Cruises on the Volga River from St. Petersburg

Uglich

One of the oldest towns of the Upper Volga was founded in 937, but it gained historical notoriety only during the 16th century in connection with the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Ivan IV's (Ivan the Terrible) youngest son.
Ancient buildings of the palace of prince Dmitry are still standing as a vivid reminiscence of those days. The palace walls remember love and treachery, murder and despair of bloody events of the year 1591. At the end of the 16th century, Maria Nagaya, the seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible, was living in honorary exile at the Kremlin in Uglich.
It was here in her garden that prince Dmitry met his death The place of mur-der of the prince was later marked by a picturesque five-domed Church of Demetrius on the Blood. Steeping in history and stillness of centuries magnificent architectural ensembles of the Alexeevsky, Voskresensky, Bogoyavlensky monasteries, church of the Nativity of St.John the Baptist, Korsun Chirch, the Transfiguration Cathedral are raising their walls up into the sky
Travel company "Valaam" offers a large selection of river and sea cruises to the most picturesque corners of Russia.
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