Tour of Kostroma Oblast

Kostroma oblast is famous first of all for Kostroma cheese and Kostroma cow breed. But there are still many interesting things in this region, and presenter Andrey Ivanov got evidence that it's true. He visited a real kindergarten for elk kids on a elk farm near Sumarokovo village. In Shelykovo where Russian dramatist Alexander Ostrovsky lived presenter learnt 19th century noble way of life. In an ancient city of Sudislavl Andrey found out why its dwellers went picking mushrooms for the whole summer.  

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Tour of Kostroma Oblast
The art of pottery in Suzdal

The historic town of Suzdal was first mentioned in manuscripts dating back to 1024, leading researchers to believe that the town was founded no later than in the 10th century, almost immediately following the formation of the Russian state. Suzdal is conveniently located on the bank of the Kamenka River, which once served as a key trade route and undoubtedly contributed to the city’s prosperity. Suzdal quickly became one of the largest trade and industrial centres in Northeast Russia. Many artifacts can still be found in the history-rich soils and help to retell the city’s thousand-year history and the key role it once played in trade. Each year buried fragments of tools, jewelry and pottery are discovered, and not always by archeologists! Many artifacts have been uncovered, for example, as builders set foundations for new homes. This is exactly what happened several years ago and the cl...

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The art of pottery in Suzdal
Ancient Slavic Recipes from Ulyanovsk

Ruski Bereg, an agritourism complex located 70 kilometers from Ulyanovsk, is both a large farm and an excellent place to relax. The history of this place is quite fascinating. Almost 1,700 years ago Imenkovsky tribes lived on this territory. The majority of scholars consider them to be early Slavs – in other words, ancient ancestors of the Slavs. Excavations have revealed that the ancient inhabitants of this area were skilled farmers, herders and fishers. Hundreds of years ago people’s lunch here consisted of only what they themselves grew and caught on the banks of the Volga. RTG’s Stanislav Salnikov tried to recreate this old Slavic menu with the help of Ruski Bereg’s chef. Find out the recipes and secrets to making delicious dishes like roast pig on a spit, warm vegetable salad and Imenkovsky fish and mushroom soup here on RTG TV.

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Ancient Slavic Recipes from Ulyanovsk