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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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VOLOKOLAMSK, a small town in Moscow Region

Volokolamsk is a small town which is situated some 120 km to the West from Moscow. It has got less than 30 000 inhabitants actually.

I am sorry for the bad quality of some pics I'm going to show you as I didn't have time to take them better that time.


The town is pretty small yet clean and comfortable.

Entering the city from eastwards:







Approaching the city-center. The town is so small that you can cross it without feeling the center.







"The Cultural House", which I took from my friend's car so the quality is so poor... I liked the material it is made from.



City center:





City Hall:



One of the local sights - the Bank, biggest in the town:








Volokolamsk Kremlin:





The Alley of Glory (II World War):



A bus stop near the hill:




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To be continued.

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Old June 10th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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That town is really interesting, very nice
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Old June 10th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #3
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Looks like a nice town to live in. Are there any railway connections to the capital?
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Old June 11th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #4
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It's in outter Moscow suburbs, 110 km. It takes two and a half hour on suburban train.
http://rasp.yandex.ru/suburban_searc...;&dateForward=

http://maps.yandex.ru/?ll=35.950603%...15&l=sat%2Cskl
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Old June 11th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #5
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Nice. Obviously Moscow drains all the money and leaves Moscow Region poor but still, it's nice.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #6
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It's in outter Moscow suburbs, 110 km. It takes two and a half hour on suburban train.
I travelled there by car and It took a bit more - about 2 hours.

But I wouldn't call it suburbs - this town is quite independent, shaping something typical of itself.
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Moscow has no suburbs in a typical sense anyway, it's rather compact.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #8
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Looks very nice and peaceful.
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Nice. Obviously Moscow drains all the money and leaves Moscow Region poor but still, it's nice.
Moscow drains all the money from all over Russia
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Old June 12th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #10
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This why I come to this forum.

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Old June 13th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #11
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Moscow has no suburbs in a typical sense anyway, it's rather compact.
Who yold you this? In terms of administration division Moscow has got a territory of 1081 sq km - officially, suburbs not included, which is far bigger than ANY european city. There are plenty of suburbs and satellite cities. But the town I was talking about is not among as it is quite far away from Moscow.
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Old June 13th, 2010, 06:29 PM   #12
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i do not see it as being very poor. it looks neat and nice enough. I've seen much worse towns in Russia (the Urals, where I grew up) and USA too by the way. here it also has public transport and commuter rail connection to Moscow. In USA those kinds of towns have no public transport/commuter rail at all, as a rule.
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Visiting Volokolamsk Kremlin, conquering the Belltower and some pictures of town's skyline...










































































































































































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After it, we went back to our BBQ but on the way visited some sights including a very nice church.

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It's in outter Moscow suburbs, 110 km. It takes two and a half hour on suburban train.
Thanks for the information and the links.
And 110 km is not what we should call suburbs. Anyway, it seems a nice place, maybe boring (?) but a good place to live in.
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i do not see it as being very poor. it looks neat and nice enough. I've seen much worse towns in Russia (the Urals, where I grew up) and USA too by the way. here it also has public transport and commuter rail connection to Moscow. In USA those kinds of towns have no public transport/commuter rail at all, as a rule.
Yes, and bus line is rather comfortable. There is also a taxi running between Moscow and Volokolamsk for some 500 rubles as my friend told me. The car takes several persons onboard
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Thanks for the information and the links.
And 110 km is not what we should call suburbs. Anyway, it seems a nice place, maybe boring (?) but a good place to live in.
It's still suburbs on Moscow scale. Almost the edge of suburbs by this direction. Surburban trains goes up to Shakhovskaya. That's 28km west of Volokolamsk.
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Great Photos!
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It's still suburbs on Moscow scale. Almost the edge of suburbs by this direction. Surburban trains goes up to Shakhovskaya. That's 28km west of Volokolamsk.
Disagree. There are plenty of vast inhabited areas on the way, so it's not smth whole.

Moscow's suburbs are somewhat in the neighbourhood of 10 - 15 km from the Circular motorway (MKAD).

The trains do not mean anything out here, they just run there, but they can hardly be called commuter trains as the distance is pretty large.

Chadoh25, thanks. I'll soon carry on uploading photos with comments.
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As long as Most of citizens from Volokolamsk, Klin, Naro-Fominsk, Serpukhov, Dmitrov, Kolomna etc works in Moscow and Moscow inner suburbs it's part of suburbs.

10-15km out of MKAD is actually part of Moscow agglomeration. it's not suburbs. 30-50 is inner suburbs and 60-100 is outter suburbs.
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Do you know what is a suburbs ?

A suburb is a part of an urban area (built up area).
This town is not a part of Moscow urban area, there are large unbuilt land between both, so it can't be a suburb.

The commuter towns that are not inside the main urban area are called Exburbs.
If a large part Volokolamsk active population work in Moscow urban area, it is an exburb.
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