Ivanovo was founded in 1871. But first manufactures where skillful handy women weaved and spanned appeared here in XVIIth century. For centuries the town had been the textile capital of Russia.
The Golden Ring is the chain of several ancient Russian towns northeast of Moscow.
These ancient towns with majestic monasteries and gold-domed churches, authentic cathedrals and splendid kremlins are frequently called “open air museums” and feature unique monuments of the Russian architecture.