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Gallery: Russia - Viking River Line - Yaroslavl
by: Paul Motter
We leave Moscow and begin our journey up the rivers and canals towards St. Petersburg. Our first stops are Uglich and Yaroslavl. Yaroslavl is a major city of historical significance.
Yaroslavl apartment building. Throughout Russia, but especially outside Moscow is delapidated
Yaro - student health building. Note Soviet touches on facade - very common
Local market. Babushkas sell garden goods for extra rubles
Will you need a carrot or cucumber today?
Carrots, beets, cabbage and turnips make a tasty lunch!
We are welcomed into the local butchery
They sell everything except the "oink"
Don't expect English subtitles ANYWHERE in Russia. May I have your order please?
A local folkloric show - the Skomoroshina ("The Fools") - typo in English programs says, "The Tools"
Interior - Church of Elijah. Magnificent decor covers every inch inside
Gilded icons inside cathedral
Priest's private entrance behind the altar
murals cover every inch inside
A local quintet offers hymns - acoustics are amazing
Towards Goritzy - one of several locks we traverse
While waiting in the lock friendly lads come to talk to us. One had a decent command of English
More local boys - note the classic Slavic features of boy on the right
Typical scene of restoration of cathedrals along the Volga River