Ryazan Kremlin and downpour wall.

Well, don’t say anything, but the domes of the temples of the Ryazan Kremlin look very impressive against the background of a cloudy sky. So it turned out that we visited this historical place during bad weather. But since the trip was a survey and in the future there will be a repeat, we were not very upset. We were in Ryazan for two hours, no more. We watched a festive performance that was in the local park, walked around the Kremlin, circled the drone over the Kremlin for about ten minutes and it began to rain like a wall. But they are undoubtedly satisfied with the walk, although they did not visit a single museum.

The Kremlin is located, naturally, in the oldest part of the city. By the way, this is one of the oldest museums in Russia. The Kremlin is surrounded by two rivers, Trubezh and Lybed. It is located on a high bank and on the side of the Kremlin there is a rough dry moat, into which we went down and walked. I didn’t take a photo of it, I filmed it on video. But back to the Kremlin.

When we entered the territory, there was no promise of rain. But it happened…

In the summer of 6603 (1095) the city of Pereyaslavl of Ryazanskaya was founded near the church of St. Nicholas the Old …

Psalter of Elias Church, 1570

As is clear from this quote from an ancient manuscript, the Kremlin was founded in 1095 AD, although this place was inhabited much earlier, in the ancient period. This is evidenced by numerous excavations carried out in these places. Around the Kremlin, as around any similar complex of buildings, there were thick protective walls. Well, outside of them lived the inhabitants of the city.

Since the 12th century, the city has been actively growing and developing, expanding and strengthening. One after another, over the centuries, stone buildings, churches were built, trade and life of the inhabitants were established. But inside the Kremlin lived more wealthy estates and several monasteries were located. One of the most famous residents, whose courtyard was located inside the Ryazan Kremlin, was the grandfather of Peter 1, Kirill Poluektovich Naryshkin (father of Tsarina Natalya Kirillovna Naryshkina).

Buildings on the territory of the Ryazan Kremlin Buildings on the territory of the Ryazan Kremlin

The city of Pereyaslavl-Ryazan became Ryazan after the reforms carried out by Catherine II in 1778. A few years later, the city became the center of the Ryazan province.

The Kremlin was wooden for a long time and the first stone buildings appeared only in the 16th century. The first was the Glebovskaya tower. It has not survived, in its place is now the Cathedral bell tower:

On the territory of the current Kremlin there is the Spaso-Priobrazhensky Monastery and 8 churches.

Only a few churches were caught in the camera lens due to bad weather, but we are not here for the last time. The most monumental of the temples, in our opinion, is the Assumption. Built in the 17th century. It houses the highest iconostasis in Russia. The temple is closed for reconstruction, it is not yet possible to get into it. But the exterior decoration is also amazing, look through the gallery and look at the stucco and doors, what a fine work of masters.

The Nativity Cathedral of the 19th century was in the frame only in one photo, to the left of the Assumption:

I couldn’t find information about several churches and buildings on the territory of the Kremlin right away, I’ll just leave the pictures that I didn’t post above so that you can get an idea about the architecture of the Kremlin. Scroll through the gallery:

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