Rostov Veliky is located on the picturesque bank of Nero Lake, approximately 200 km from Moscow. Founded in 862, Rostov is older than Moscow. It was an important political, economic, cultural and religious centre of Russia at that time. The Assumption Cathedral, built in the 16th century, is the most important church of the city.
The cathedral architecturally harmonises with the walls and the towers of the Rostov Kremlin. Rostov Veliky is famous for its enamels - finifts. It is a glass fused in a particular way and coloured with oxides of metals in different colours.