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If you love to travel to cities with a different story to tell- a history which is unmatched to other cities or simply are fascinated by the Golden Ring of Russia, the signature Onion DomesChurches and its rich culture, then add Yaroslavl to your itinerary the next time you travel.

One of the oldest city located along the Volga river, 250 kilometers North-East of Moscow, Yaroslavl derived its name from its founder and ruler KievanRusYaroslavl- the Wise. The city has an immense history which dates back to 1010 when the ruler founded the city based on its strategic placement on the Volga banks. The earliest archaeological findings here have been of Scandinavian- Slavic civilizations including weapons, tools and chess pieces- to name a few!

During the 13th and 14th century, the city was majorly built from wood and all the repairs were attributed to the plague and the Golden Horde attacks. However, 16th century marked the use of stone construction- making repairs to the older wooden structures. Hence, even though many of the attractions in the city, even if older, are the modified version of the original.

Over the next few centuries, Yaroslavl became anindustrial spot in Russia- making textiles synonym with its existence and soon the old city, even though affected by Russian Civil War and World War II, maintained its old-world charm and exuberant history.

The 21st century Yaroslavl is as much a walk in history as a modern tourist must-see! The cityis one of the 8 cities of Russia’s Golden Ring and the city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Center- adding more charm to its global tourism.

Explore the city’s rich history as you see a different facet of what we know to be Russia.

Yaroslavl Oblast Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Yaroslavl Oblast tips for your visit

  • The winters here are freezing cold; do wear heavy duty Thermal wear when you visit the place in winters.
  • Try to stay close to the historic centre of the city as a majority of attractions are located here.
  • Springs are warmer than winters but can still get unpredictably cold.

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Facts and Stats for Yaroslavl Oblast*

  • Pollution Statistics in Yaroslavl Oblast

    Know the pollution level of Yaroslavl Oblast before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Yaroslavl Oblast: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Yaroslavl Oblast for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yaroslavl Oblast.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Yaroslavl Oblast - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Yaroslavl Oblast is 84.09 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 64.71 (High)
    • Climate Index 55.5 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 88.79 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.08 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.83 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 54.7 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Yaroslavl Oblast

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yaroslavl Oblast

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.44 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.71 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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