The city of Yaroslavl is the administrative centre of the Yaroslavl Oblast (region).
The coat of arms for Yaroslavl Oblast is shown on the left of each page on this site
(below the links). Click here for the official website of the region (it has a lot
of interesting information).
Yaroslavl Oblast was created in 1936, and contains the following major towns (which
are worth visiting in their own right if you have time):
- Borisoglebsky - a small town near Rostov, which is often visited for its Monastery
of Boris and Gleb.
- Myshkin - a small town on the river cruise route with a pretty Cathedral of the Assumption
and other 19th century architecture. To see more about Myshkin, click here.
- Pereslavl-Zalessky - a small city full of important monasteries, cathedrals, and
churches. To see more about Pereslavl-Zalessky, click here.
- Rostov Veliky - this town has way more than its fair share of Russian culture, with
an inspired Kremlin and several of Russia's most important monasteries. To see more
about Rostov Veliky, click here.
- Rybinsk - the second largest regional city was formerly a major trade centre on the
Volga; Rybinsk is home to Rybinsk dam (which created one of the world's largest man-made
lakes), a prominent cathedral, and a particularly impressive Roman Catholic cathedral.
To see more about Rybinsk, click here.
- Tutayev - a large town containing many old churches along the riverside of the Volga.
To see more about Tutayev, click here.
- Uglich - a 1,000 year old town with a Kremlin and the Alexeyevsky and Resurrection
Monasteries. To see more about Uglich, click here.