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Pereslavl-Zalessky is one of the oldest towns in Central Russia. It was founded in 1152 by Russian prince Yury Dolgoruky (Long-handed), who also founded Moscow four years earlier. A lot had happened since then. One city became Russian capital, the other one remained a quiet provincial town 120 km to the North-East from Moscow. Though the role of Pereslavl in Russian history is still significant. Legendary prince Alexander Nevsky was born here, Peter the Great was polishing his naval skills on the nearby Plescheevo lake, Feodor Shalyapin used to live here and so on.
Spaso-Preobrazhensky (or The Savior Transfiguration) Cathedral was founded simultaneously with the city and was finished by 1157 and now is one of the oldest buildings in Russia. It has seen many events during these centuries, was robbed by Mongols several times, suffered several renovations but luckily enough retained its initial form almost intact. A bit heavy and close-to-the-ground when seen from outside, but surprisingly light and airy inside. A real gem in so-called Golden Ring of Russian cities.

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