Photos from Russie (trip 2000-2001)
Фотографии из России

The Golden Ring (Russian: Золото́е кольцо́) is a ring of cities northeast of Moscow, which feature unique monuments of Russian architecture of the 12th–18th centuries, including kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and churches withh typical onion domes. After visiting Yaroslav, Suzdal, Vladimir, I took the trans-siberian train (Транссиб in Russian), getting off in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude before continuing to Mongolia.

see also more photos from 1999 (Moscow and St Petersburg)
and more photos from 2005 (from Samara to the Black Sea via Moscow)


red square

Moscow : The Red Square - Москва : Красная площадь
(right : St Basil's Cathedral / Sobor Vasilia Blazhennogo
middle, Lenin Mausoleum, left : the Kremlin walls)
(see more photos by night here, cliquez ici pour d'autres photos de nuit)


russia moscow bolshoi theater

Москва : Большой театр
Moscow : the Bolshoi Theater


church vladimir

Orthodox Church in Vladimir (Влади́мир),
one of the towns of the "Golden Ring" near Moscow


suzdal open air museum

Suzdal (Су́здаль): house and windmill in the open-air ethnographic museum


yaroslav church russia

Church in Yaroslav (Яросла́вль)


trans-siberian train

Транс-сибирский поезд
View from the Trans-siberian train, somewhere between Omsk and Krasnoyarsk


station trans-siberian train

Транс-сибирский поезд
A stop of the trans-siberian train : locals selling food to travellers


irkutsk wooden houses street

Irkutsk (Иркутск): wooden houses


listvyanka bailkal russia

village of Listvyanka (Листвянка) on the shore of Lake Baikal (озеро Байкал)



Ulan-Ude, Buryat Rep. (Ула́н-Удэ́, Респу́блика Буря́тия): the biggest figurehead in the world (Lenin)
(more statues of Lenin - статуи Ленина )


ulan-ude street wooden houses


Ulan-Ude, Buryat Rep. (Ула́н-Удэ́, Респу́блика Буря́тия): wooden houses along a tree-lined street


ivolga datsan buryat buddhist temple

Иволгинский Дацан
Buddhist temple (datsan) near Ivolga
This region of Russia is populated by Buryat people, related to Mongolian people,
and they follow tibetan buddhism. Welcome to Asia !


see also more photos from 1999 (Moscow and St Petersburg)
and more photos from 2005 (from Samara to the Black Sea via Moscow)


Russia was part of the 2000-2001 trip

read about this part of my trip
lire sur cette partie du voyage
Travel story : Reservation for a train ticket
Travel story : The border crossing Russia-Mongolia
Anecdote : Réservation d'un ticket de train
Anecdote : Passage de la frontière Russie-Mongolie


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