Trip to Tula. June 2015

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Tula is old enough Russian city founded in 1146. It is big industrial center where placed a lot of military facilities. In Russia Tula is well known because of Tula gingerbreads and fire pots named in Russia Samovar.

Also for me was a big surprise that Tula has Kremlin. Let's walk a little around city center.

City government and main square. Of course with Lenin. It is even named by Lenin "Lenin square".

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 At the square also placed shopping-mall with modern design.

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 But the most interesting place at the east square corner is Kremlin. It is one of few Russian Kremlins which was not destroyed by time and people. Kremlin is almost 500 years old.

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 Spasskaya tower and Uspenskiy Cathedral.

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Pyatnitskih vorot (Friday gate) tower. I guess it named after ortodox saint Paraskeva Pyatnitsa which name can be translated to English as Friday.

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Kremlin yard is empty enough.

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 Uspenskiy Cathedral with bell-tower. Bell tower was recovered just couple of years ago. But Cathedral was build in 1766.

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 Close to Kremlin some nice ruins. It is staronikitskaya church which was damaged by fire in 1998.

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Ancient dam ruins. This dam used many years ago to drive machines at mechanical factory.  

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 Close to weapon museum placed Nikola Zaretskiy Cathedral bell-tower.

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 Nikola Zaretskiy Cathedral.

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 Weapon museum new building. Old one was at Krimlin in Bogoyavlenskiy Cathedral building. Believe me you must visit it. It is absolutely modern museum with big touchscreens where you can read dozens article about Tula weapons, few zones where you can see videos concerning Russian history and how Tula industry affects on it, holograms and of course great exhibit of Tula weapons from knives and guns up to modern microprocessor based systems.

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At the museum yard you can look at some kind of military vehicles. 

I'm afraid to be wrong but I suppose this is oldstyle MRLS Smerch (Multi Rocket Launch System Tornado)

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 Air defense gun Shilka.

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Sadly remembered air defense system Buk. 

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<-Dubrovitzy. Russia. June 2015 Kuskovo. Russia. September 2015->

 

 

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