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A proof of the Renewed Bridge

The public traffic throught the new part of the Kotorosl Bridge was reopened. On Wednesday public transport started to use the rebuild part of the viaduct.

It was only a half of the task. On Wednesday morning the the public traffic started to flow through the new part of the bridge across the river Kotorosl. We would remind you that to not to break the connection between the southern and the northern parts of the city, it was decided to divide the reconstruction into two steps. And while the one half was being rebuilt, the another one has been used. And now they switch the roles.

One of the reconstruction program discussed was to close all of the traffic for a while. Fortunately, local authorities denied this plan. However, the new part of the bridge is not renewed completely yet. There is no asphalt there and so on. But the authorities claim that it is safe.

The really good news is that that two-way traffic restarted on the bridge. Instead of reverse traffic, what we have had for several months.

There are also some marked shifts in the second bridge construction. Both bridges are supposed to be ready to The Yaroslavl thousand anniversary.

via NTM News

Friday, March 12, 2010 in . You can comment (we have one response).

Yaroslavl Front Door #5: Sverdlova Street, 9

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We are in front of the building known for most of Yaroslavl citizens as Ars-Cinema. The cinema rested in peace in 1994 and now there are “Ars-Forum” and Yaroslavl Chamber Theatre there. However, the original mission of the building was far from arts.

It was built in 1913 as House Of Mutual Help For Private Official Labour. The meaning of the title is rather simple. It was a combination of special interests club and special helpdesk for so-called “small business”. It is said the building has never played such role. Because during The World War I there was a hospital there. And the Ars-Cinema was arranged there almost immediately after the Revolution.

Okey, let's go to know more about this building

Tuesday, March 02, 2010 in . You can comment.

Maslenitsa came to Yaroslavl

Maslenitsa came to Yaroslavl. The First Maslenitsa events took place on Wednesday, February 10, in Museum-Reserve. A lot of pupils took part in it.

Maslenitsa events started in The Yaroslavl Museum-Reserve. The First participants of a Maslenitsa cortege were pupils. Many customs of this holiday have been forgotten after thousands of years. For example, forefathers didn't make only the main Maslenitsa scarecrow, but there were some baby-dolls made with tree branches, haulm and rags to throw in a general fire. Earlier all families had such experience.

Lydmila Krasnikova, a folk craftsman:

They are personal Maslenitsa dolls. They could be made in the first Maslenitsa day to be burned in the last one. Or they could be carried for the whole year to be burned next Maslenitsa on the Forgiven Sunday.

After tea with pancakes the participants went out to carry the winter out. The main celebration happened on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They were consist of travelling theatres, dolls actions, bears appearance, slide skating and, of course, Maslenitsa songs.

The main character of the ceremony is Maslenitsa scarecrow. At old times the haulm doll could be female, as well as male. Its clothes were collected from all of the houses. The main idea was that the suit should be old, rattletrap and lacerated. It was thought, that all of the troubles, ill lucks and diseases are burned out together with the scarecrow, and also a wish made at this time will realized for sure.

The Maslenitsa scarecrow have been used to be burned on the Forgiven Sunday. But according to the organizer's opinion, this ceremony can appear on weekdays, also. Because the point is to tell younger generation about Russian traditions.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in . You can comment.

The biggest snowman

A record tall snowman was built by a man from Zavolzhsky district. The hight of the main symbol of Russian winter is 4 meters!

Sergey Martsenko has decided to create a handmade gladness and share it with children. Now the author of the snowman is the local celebrity. All neighborhood kids are coming to his house (and even from kindergarten). Some of them helped him to build the snowman.

Sergey suddenly got upon an idea to create the hugest snowman of the city. Sergey didn't want to stay at home all holiday. That is why he took a spade and began to build a sculpture. Sergey Martsenko:

Initially I heaped up snow, than created a framework, the second snow heap. I created the bucket all day!

The snowman is always being watered that not to tumble down. Kids believe that the snowman can bring luck.

The original Russian text can be found on the NTM website.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 in . You can comment (already 3 responses).

Woe from Wit is a nominee of Golden Mask

The performance "Woe from Wit" of our Volkov Theater was nominated in the famous Russian theatrical award Golden Mask in the following nominations:

  • Best Large Scale Production
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Designer
  • and Best Light Designer

The Golden Mask is a National Theatre Award which was founded in 1994 by the Theatre Union of Russia and is given to productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, operetta and musical, and puppet theatre. The Golden Mask is also an All-Russian Theatre Festival that, in the spring of each year, presents to the capital the most significant performances from all over Russia. The participants are selected by the Boards of Experts that include reputed theatre critics. The Jury of the Golden Mask Festival is composed of well-known actors, directors, conductors, choreographers, and theatre artists. The culmination of the Golden Mask is the Award Ceremony, which takes place on one of Moscow’s most famous stages and is broadcast by the national television channel. The authority of the Golden Mask Award and its special role are recognized by professionals, the public, and the mass media alike.

More information about the theater and the award:

Thursday, December 17, 2009 in . You can comment.

New trolleybus line in Yaroslavl #6 from Bogoyavleniya to Railway Station

There will be a new trollybus line on Bolshaya Oktyabrskaya Street. Now this line, which will be from Main Railway Station to Bogoyavleniya Square, is putting on trial. The first passenger transportation will begin in two days. According to the mayor of Yaroslavl, the work with bus stops and traffic signs is needed to be finished.


Now everybody can appreciate new noiseless trolleybuses. Before that locals of Bolshaya Oktyabrskaya suffered from tram noises. New trolleybuses turned out to be less noisy and more comfortable as well as cheap for the city budget.

There will be six trolleybuses on the line and the traffic interval will be 5 minutes. And now people can get to the city center two ways: #1 and #6 lines of trolleybuses. In the future (after the reconstruction of Moskovskiy prospekt) #6 line will be longer: from the Railway Station to Neftestroy.

More information about new line is also available in Russian.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in . You can comment (we have one response).

December 14 is a very cold day


I think the winter is in Yaroslavl now. Everybody felt it today morning when has known about the weather and the degree. It was -25 degrees below zero.

Some bus lines didn't work and people had to wait. For example, buses on line #43 haven't been working all morning. Nonetheless, we are used to suffering fro such weather and sometimes it is enjoyable.

By the way, you can follow a current status of Yaroslavl via webcams.

Monday, December 14, 2009 in . You can comment.