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Kostroma | Кострома


The city was founded by Ury Dolgoruky during his trip to Kazan, so it is almost as old as Moscow. This is how the area of the city was described in the chronicles:”…there were dark woods, primeval forests. There ran fearsome robbers, and no-one could escape from them. Only Ury Dolgoruky punished them all and built a city.”

Kostroma comes from either the Finnish word Kostrum – “fortress” – or “Kostroma” – a name of a holiday similar to Maslenitsa (Pancake week). The city has burned numerous times. In 1770 a new project to rebuild the city was developed. There is a legend when musing on the city’s plan, Catherine the Great was fanning herself, and, not having any better ideas, decided to have the city’s streets ‘fanning out’ from the center square.

Today Kostroma is a large timber and metallurgical industry center. There is a university, a military school and an agricultural academy there.


Ipatievsky Monastery
Kostromskoy Museum of Local Lore
Church of Ressurection

Places to stay and eat

Hotel Shelestoff is located in the modern part of the old city, next to the main sights. The prices are 1600-2200 R per double room per night. Address: Ul. Kommunarov, 1

Hotel Complex Boyarskie Palati is on the very bank of the river Volga. A special place to eat is a tavern, open 24 hours, You can view famous Russian films while having your meal. Address: Ul. Lesnaya, 23 T: (4942) 31-11-59

How to get there

You can take bus at 7:00, 8:00, 10:20, 12:50, 21:00, or 22:00 from Moscow bus station (Shelkovskoe shosse 75/2).

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