Vladimir Welcomes You!
Are you interested in Russia? Are you eager to unravel the "mysterious Russian soul"? Then you cannot miss Vladimir-on-the-Klyazma, the capital of ancient Rus, founded in 990 by Prince Vladimir, who baptized Rus into the Orthodox faith. Here, on these picturesque hills overlooking the Klyzma, Russian statehood arose. Here lies the source of Russia, its origin, and its heart.
Visit Vladimir! Attend divine services in the Assumption Cathedral, erected in the XIIth century and adorned with frescoes by Russia's most celebrated icon-painter - Saint Andrei Rublev. Walk through the arch of the Golden Gate - the only surviving example of Russian medieval defensive architecture and the city's symbol. Admire the beauty of the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl - the pearl of Russian twelfth-century architecture, a picture of which you're sure to find in any book on Russian art.