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The history of the eastern Slavs and the development of their statehood as Russia was quite a long process. It began with the history of the Kievan Rus and proceeded to the development of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality eventually forming the Tsardom of Muscovy.As one of the most beautiful cities of medieval Russia it contains an aggregation of more than 300 historical monuments. The town is inscribed UNESCOs special World Heritage List with special status given to the Church of Nativity and the Monastery of St. Eusthymius.
Arrived into town on a late winter evening and  was completely enamouredI have only seen horse sleds in Xmas cards- here it is transportAntipievkaya Church, 1745

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