Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa


Khvalynsk
December 27, 2015 02:47


(Source: http://oksanaakimova.ru/blog)

The quiet town of Khvalynsk located on the Volga River, between Syzran and Saratov, is not familiar to ordinary tourists. In recent years some people associate it with the “Khvalynsky” ski resort and the national park in the famous chalk mountains. However, this small town, the oldest one in the Saratov region, deserves more attention itself, at least among the fans of Russian antiquity.

Khvalynsk was historically glorified as one of Old Believers’ centres of the Volga region, the town supplying delicious apples sold all over Russia and as the birthplace of the artist Petrov-Vodkin. Apples grow here even now, the situation with the Old Believers is more difficult – two of the three Old Believers’ cathedrals are destroyed, the third one - of the Protection of the Mother of God – was transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church and remains the only Orthodox cathedral in the town. Now it is called the Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. As for Petrov-Vodkin, he described the town in his autobiography titled “Khlynovsk”.

The features of local nature - the bright colors, the wide expanse, the white mountains and the blue Volga - predetermined his avant-garde painting style. Modern Khvalynsk has a memorial museum of the artist - a touching little wooden house with three windows with carved frames (there are a lot of fancy frames in the town, these are especially attractive on the facades of very shabby houses). In addition to the museum, there is an art gallery named after Petrov-Vodkin with an interesting collection of paintings by Russian artists of the first half of XX century, including those of Petrov-Vodkin and Favorsky, Lentulov, Pimenov, Udaltsov and others. Khvalynsk has a mosque as well - a small beautiful building built in 1913. Typical constructions of Soviet times are also present, the town was expanded at their expense. However, these low boxes don’t contribute to the beauty.


Sources: http://strana.ru 


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Khvalynsk Saratov Region    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Highest Ferris Wheel History Of The Mammoth Museum Moscow Fountains - A Brief Overview Zvenigorod sights Peterhof: Main Attractions









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Olympics 2012  Exhibitions in Moscow  Omsk  Sochi  Pussy Riot case  Krasnoyarsk  Graphic Art  Russian society  Tver  travel to Russia  Tomsk  Contemporary Arts  Sport Films  Russian Kremlins  Rostelekom   VKontakte  Nizhny Lomov  corruption  ROSCOSMOS  Nikolai Tokarev  VideoFocus  Free Trade Zone  Russian Cinema  Felix Dzerzhinsky  Russia surprises  Moscow  Russian regions  Photomontage  firefighting  Un-Convention Hub  Russian tourism  Russian business  Kemerovo Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  New Films  Book Tickets for Musicals  Spiders  Russian journalists  Komi Republic  Russian drivers  AIDS  poll  Russian Grain Union  Central House of Artist  anthropology  Dagestan  Hereditary Diseases  Festivals in Moscow  St. Petersburg  Mark Markov-Greenberg 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites