The city of Yaroslavl is the administrative centre of the Yaroslavl Oblast (region).
The coat of arms for Yaroslavl Oblast is shown on the left of each page on this site (below the links). Click here for the official website of the region (it has a lot of interesting information).
Yaroslavl Oblast was created in 1936, and contains the following major towns (which are worth visiting in their own right if you have time):
- Borisoglebsky - a small town near Rostov, which is often visited for its Monastery of Boris and Gleb.
- Myshkin - a small town on the river cruise route with a pretty Cathedral of the Assumption and other 19th century architecture. To see more about Myshkin, click here.
- Pereslavl-Zalessky - a small city full of important monasteries, cathedrals, and churches. To see more about Pereslavl-Zalessky, click here.
- Rostov Veliky - this town has way more than its fair share of Russian culture, with an inspired Kremlin and several of Russia's most important monasteries. To see more about Rostov Veliky, click here.
- Rybinsk - the second largest regional city was formerly a major trade centre on the Volga; Rybinsk is home to Rybinsk dam (which created one of the world's largest man-made lakes), a prominent cathedral, and a particularly impressive Roman Catholic cathedral. To see more about Rybinsk, click here.
- Tutayev - a large town containing many old churches along the riverside of the Volga. To see more about Tutayev, click here.
- Uglich - a 1,000 year old town with a Kremlin and the Alexeyevsky and Resurrection Monasteries. To see more about Uglich, click here.