Kostroma is an old Russian town on the banks of the Volga river, it was founded in 1152 by Yury Dolgoruky. It is a significant constituent of “Russian Zolotoye Koltso”. Getting acquainted with the monuments of the city, we recall the famous characters such as Ivan Sussanin, Mikhail Romanov, Boris Godunov, the heroes of Ostrovsky’s plays. There are hundreds of churches of XVI-XIX-th centuries here. The magnificent Ipatiyevsky monastery stands at the confluence of the Kostroma river and the Volga. The museum of literature, the museum of art and nature and the municipal art gallery reflect the history of Kostroma region in detail.