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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Name: Maxim Grigoryev
City: Yaroslavl and Tutaev
How long have you been doing photography? I don't remember how long. Perhaps since my parents bought me a cheap film camera in elementary school. Very soon they regretted this, because I often asked for money for film and printing.
What style or genre most interests you? My noname camera had a multi-exposure mode. Since then I've fallen in love with abstract photography.
Can you give us a short description of your city? Where is it located? What is it famous for?
Yaroslavl is a more than thousand-year-old city situated 250 kilometers from Moscow and sitting on both banks of the Volga River. It was named for Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Legend has it that he was the city's founder. Also, Yaroslavl is the capital of the "Golden Ring" - the most beautiful and histor-laden cities in Russia. Many of them are in Yaroslavl region.
What are some things that only locals would know about the city?
Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your city?
If you like real Russian history, you must just take a walk in the historic centre. Many old churches, monasteries and architectural treasures from different centuries are located there. You must also visit Volkov's Theatre, the State Art Museum, Governor's garden, the Volga embankment and Spassky monastery. And don't forget to visit the nearby towns of Rostov Veliky, Uglich, Pereslavl Zalesky and Tutaev. It is best to travel to Yaroslavl region in summer or early autumn.
Anything else? Yaroslavl people are very freedom-loving. History shows that they were the first to fight against injustice. But at the same time they are very peaceful and hospitable.
Russia's first theater was founded in Yaroslavl in 1750, by Fyodor Volkov. The present building was built in 1911. At left is a monument to Volkov that locals call 'Bricks' because... of the shape of its buttocks.
The local statue to Lenin stands in Red Square. Locals joke that Lenin is pointing toward Korovniki jail. Which is true.
One of a few remaining communal houses in Yaroslavl. It has a long corridor with small rooms, a general toilet and kitchen on each floor. They're very old and the local government has for many years promised to demolish them.
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