Russia The Golden Ring
The “Golden Ring," that is what the Russian public calls the magical ring of towns stretching northeast from Moscow, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Suzdal and Sergiyev Posad, are places you''ll see in this cultural, historical documentary offering encounters with art relics that were left by ancient artists and handy craftsmen behind the high ramparts and guard towers of orthodox churches and massive walls of fascinating cathedrals. Major trade centers were being raised under the protection of the monasteries, and these were protected by fortification systems of several connected monasteries. In its all-embracing arms, they’ve enclosed the market as well as craftsmen and residential quarters. The safer the ramparts were, the more significant the center became. The quieter the inner life, the more of an attraction it was for artists residing in endangered parts of the empire. Borodino and Abramtsevo, the introductory and also final chapter of the documentary connects the past to recent history. The rebuilt Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, well that’s the immediate present.