The Golden Ring - Gus-Hrustalny

Alexandrov Vladimir Gus-Hrustalny Ivanovo Kalyazin Kostroma Pereslavl-Zalessky Ples Rostov Veliky Rybinsk Sergiev Posad Suzdal Uglich Uryev-Polsky Yaroslavl


Gus-Hrustalny, Crystal Museum im.Maltsovyh


The history of this city began in the middle of the eigteenth century. In 1756 the merchant Akim Maltzov founded a crystal factory ( ‘hrustalny’ means crystal) and development of Russian glass-making began. For almost half of a century the factory belonged to Maltzev’s family, who became founders not only of glass-making, but also the began a unique glass collection kept at the Maltzev Crystal Museum. By 1798 Maltzev had become one of the largest glassmakers in Russia. Among products produced were bottles, glasses, wine-glasses of pure glass, decorated with gold and silver. Later Maltzev was permitted to have his own brand, M.B. The revolution and World War I were heavy burdens for the glass industry. By 1921 only a few factories in Russia – Gusevskaya (Gus-Hrustalny), Diatkovskay and Nikolsko-Bahmetevskaya – produced glass. In 1958 the city celebrated its 200th anniversary.


  • Lake on the River Gus
  • Georgievsky Cathedral
  • Svyato-Troitsky Cathedral
  • Maltzev Crystal Museum
  • Chapel of Saint Varvara

How to get there

Buses leave from Moscow bus station (Shelkovskoe shosse 75/2 ) daily at 9:50,10:55,14:05, 16:15, and 19:30.

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