Explore the Fantastic Vladimir Russia
Vladimir is one of the oldest and most famous cities in the region of central Russia. It has a population of 360,000 people and covers a mere 11.145 hectares. According to data discovered by historians and archeologists, Vladimir was founded in 995 and was the capital of Russia, and also the political, cultural and religious center. The presence of the historical characters who shaped the past can still be felt when walking the streets of this great Russian city.
Vladimir is famous for its unique white stone cathedrals, towers and palaces. Unlike any other northern buildings, their exteriors are elaborately carved with high relief stone sculptures.
The modern part of Vladimir is a part of the Golden Ring of the ancient Russian cities and is a significant tourist center. Its three chief monuments, that are inscribed by the UNESCO on the World Heritage List are definitely a must-see. The 5-domed Assumption Neoclassical Style Cathedral was constructed in 1158 and was painted by the great Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chernyi in 1408. The Warrior-like Cathedral of St. Demetrius was built in the years 1194 to 1197 and represents a truly international project of Russian and Byzantine masters. The Golden Gate was originally a tower over the city's main gate and was built during the years 1158 to 1164.
The geographical position of Vladimir also makes it an attractive place not only for tourism but also for business development. The city is located in the Central Region of Russia, about 180km east of Moscow and not far from other scientific-industrial centers, such as Nizhni-Novgorod, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl and Ryazan. Vladimir is splendidly linked with them by railways, highways and hundreds of big and small rivers with the overall length of 8.6 thousand km flow on territory.