Sunlight Mood

Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

Photo: Alex Markovich.

November 2014.

Winter Sketch #3

Artist: Alex Markovich.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

December 2017.

Watercolor, mixed media.

Moscow to Suzdal

Suzdal is located 220 km (136 mi) from Moscow. If you are a tourist traveling to Russia, there are plenty of options to get from Moscow to Suzdal. You can surf the net to find the one that suits you.

Google Maps screenshot to show the distance from Moscow to Suzdal.

Suzdal is a town in Vladimir Oblast, located 26 kilometers (16 mi) north of the city of Vladimir, the administrative center of the oblast.

Google Maps screenshot to show Moscow location in relation to some European countries. 

On the first screenshot you can find some other towns and cities of the Golden Ring of Russia theme route: Yaroslavl, Rostov, Pereslavl-Zalessky, and Sergiev Posad. I’ve been to all of them several times, but this blog is just about Suzdal, Russia.

Suzdal, Russia Postcards

On February 6, 2019 in Belgorod Business Library there was an opening of the personal art exhibition of Alex Markovich (author, artist). More than 30 original postcards of Suzdal, Russia were presented at the show.

Alex Markovich in his interview on “Radio of Russia”:

The exhibition is dedicated to my project SUZDAL.TRAVEL.BLOG, which was launched on February 5, 2019. I’ve been blogging for 10 years and decided to create a separate blog on a single Russian town. Why Suzdal? I’ve been to Suzdal several times with my artist-friends; we went there for plein air painting sessions. Suzdal is one of the most famous towns of the Golden Rings of Russia theme route, and I’ve got much art material on Suzdal.

I’ve been creating postcards with my paintings and photos since 2014. The postcards presented at the exhibition, show picturesque places of Suzdal. These are not typical tourist postcards. Some pictures were taken through a bus window, some at museums and monasteries. The exhibition will last till March 10, 2019; at the end of the show all the postcards will be sent to various parts of the world, mainly to my SUZDAL.TRAVEL.BLOG followers.

Facts about Suzdal, Russia. #2

Suzdal is the smallest of the Russian Golden Ring towns with population of around 10,000, but is a major tourist attraction. Several of its monuments are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Golden Ring of Russia is a theme route over a ring of cities northeast of Moscow. The idea of the route and the term were created in 1967 by Soviet historian and essayist Yuri Bychkov, who published in the newspaper “Sovetskaya Kultura” in November-December 1967 a series of essays on the cities under the heading “Golden Ring”.

Museum Watchman

Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

Photo: Alex Markovich.

November 2014.

Winter Sketch #2

Artist: Alex Markovich.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

December 2017.

Watercolor, mixed media.

Facts about Suzdal, Russia. #1

Suzdal is a town and the administrative center of Suzdalsky District in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located on the Kamenka River, 26 kilometers (16 miles) north of the city of Vladimir, the administrative center of the oblast.

Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns. In the 12th century it became the capital of the principality, with Moscow being merely one of its subordinate settlements.

From the bus window

Photo: Alex Markovich.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

November 2014.

Winter Sketch #1

Artist: Alex Markovich.

Suzdal, Vladimir Oblast, Russia.

December 2017.

Watercolor, mixed media.