Take a look at the city of Cheboksary from above.Legion Media
Museum of Beer.Legion Media
Cheboksary is only 400 miles east of Moscow. With half a million inhabitants, the city is the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia. Cheboksary is located on the Volga River and is a hotpot of both Russian and Chuvash cultures. A hop flower and its leaves are depicted on Chuvashia’s coat of arms - around 90 percent of Russia’s hops are grown in the region, which has a long tradition of brewing. In ancient times, picking hops was an important part of life. “The Chuvash people used to say, there are as many women as there are types of beer,” local tour guide Lyudmila Ilmenderova explains.
Authentic Chuvash beer is still brewed, 120 miles away from Cheboksary in the village of Komsomolskoe - especially for the museum. You can try it there!
Where to find it: Merchant Yefremov Boulevard, 6. Website:www.museum-beer.ru
The monument to Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov.Legion Media
Merchant Yefremov Boulevard is the main pedestrian stretch in Cheboksary. The man who the street is named after, Prokopiy Yefremov, was the richest tradesman and philanthropist in Chuvashia in the 19th century. Dotted along it are kiosks selling souvenirs and interesting local monuments.
One of them is the monument to Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov, the protagonists from the satirical books The Twelve Chairs and The Little Golden Calf by Soviet authors Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov. The Twelve Chairs is about a pair of merry characters - Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov - who embark on the journey across the USSR to hunt diamonds sewn into the upholstery of chairs that were sold off at auction. There are several monuments dedicated to the famous book in Russia and the CIS - the statue in Cheboksary is perhaps the most well-known though.
Where to find the monument: Merchant Yefremov Boulevard, 4.
Alley of Love.Legion Media
Like Bubblegum Alley in California and the custom of leaving notes on the wall of Juliet's house in Verona, the tradition of turning spots in the city into public artworks exists in Cheboksary. Take the Alley of
Where to find it: Mosckovskaya embankment, 1a.
'Eternal Glory to the Heroes' monument in Pobedy Park.Serguei Fomine/Global Look Press
You can view the entire cityscape from the hilltop in Pobedy Park (Victory Park), dedicated to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. It’s located on the high bank of the Volga River.
Where to find it: Zoyi
The oldest prison in Russia.Google Maps
Constructed in the 16th century under the order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, the prison was rebuilt several times. The first building was made of wood and burnt down before a new prison was erected in stone in 1646. The country’s second oldest building, Vvedensky Cathedral, was completed three years later and sits just in front of the jail. Both incredibly are still in operation today.
Chuvash Prison was renamed Cheboksary’s Jail Castle in the 19th century. The Vladimirskiy
Where to find it: Konstantina Ivanova Street, 22A.
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