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Introducing Kostroma

This historic town sits 300km northeast of Moscow (95km north of Ivanovo), where its namesake river - the Kostroma - converges with the Volga. The delightful historic centre dates back to the 18th century, when the old wooden structures were demolished by fire. But the pride of Kostroma is the 14th-century Monastery of St Ipaty, which poses majestically on the right bank of the Kostroma River.