Suzdal and Vladimir are the oldest Russian towns, located in the very center of the European part of the country, in the Heart of Golden Ring of Russia. |
Vladimir (180 km Easter from Moscow) was established in Xth century by Saint Vladimir on the high bank of Klyazma river. Its history is reach of great and tragic periods of Russia. Vladimir was the capital of Northern-East Russia and the main Russian town in XII-XIIIth centuries. In the XIII century it was destroyed by the hordes of Mongols. Nevertheless, it held the leadership among Russian towns and remained as the cultural and spiritual center of Russia until the end of XIVth century when the Moscow czars united the Russian lands. Nowadays, it is a beautiful green town, where the modern buildings are adjacent to the pearls of ancient Russian architecture.
Suzdal is a wonderful ancient Russian town with fantastic architectural monuments of the past, located in the Golden Ring area north from Vladimir (30 km). In the XII-XIVth centuries Suzdal was one of the most powerful towns of the ancient Russia. In Suzdal/Vladimir, and in the neighboring territories an architectural style that is characterized by sophisticated proportions and fine design of facades with the arc belt was established. The major monuments representing this architectural style are still with us. Everywhere around the town you may see rising silhouettes of the churches and monasteries with golden cupolas surrounded by the green neighboring. You'll never forget a scene like that on a afternoon just before a furious thunderstorm – sun still shining but clouds as black as night rising in the horizon behind the golden cupolas of a monastery and the fantastic sounds of ringing a church bell somewhere.
Main program of the Conference will be held in Suzdal Tourist Center (see in Google Maps).
Chineese participants will be met in Sheremet'evo International Airport and transported to Suzdal by Organizing Committee bus on September 22nd at 19.30 MSK.
Special bus from Vladimir Railway Station to Suzdal Tourist Center will be organized for other participants on September 22nd at 21.30 MSK. Please, search for representatives of Organizing Committee there.
Information about transportation to Suzdal Tourist Ceneter (please, find on the map the circle with caption "Гостиница "Суздаль"").
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