Are there any in Yaroslavl Kremlin? This question can get different answers. Someone will say, that is, someone will reply that the Kremlin is not in Yaroslavl. So who is right? In the center of Yaroslavl is an ancient fortress with menacing towers with embrasures, with tall, impregnable walls. Maybe it's the Kremlin? Yes, even now the fortress makes an impressive impression. That it is called by the Kremlin in Yaroslavl. But in fact it is to strengthen the former male Holy Transfiguration Monastery.
The Kremlin in the old city of Yaroslavl, called Minced. He never was a stone. He was cut down at the Spit, where the Volga River flows into Kotorosl. The remains of a wooden fortress end of XII century have been found during excavation. And although the founding date of Yaroslavl is 1010, traces of wooden fortifications that time has not yet been found. The results of the excavations can recreate the look of a fortress the end of XII-XIII centuries.
The fortress was located on unapproachable triangle, surrounded with dvug side of the Volga and Kotorosl, but with a third party was a deep, water-filled ravine. Wooden walls, wooden towers, wooden mansions prince, house servants and retainers – Minced city. And only in the center of the Kremlin stood stone Cathedral of the Assumption. If the event of fire, the Kremlin could burn out completely. After the fire only towered Cathedral of the Assumption, surrounded by ashes and smoking remains of wooden buildings. At such times, the city was especially vulnerable. Then cut the Kremlin again – and so before the next fire. Only in the XVII century the opportunity and means to build a stone building. Then erected a few stone towers and the walls did not have enough money. But soon, with the invention of guns, the need for such fortifications disappeared. And there were stone towers for a long time, no one needs, gradually crumbling, until they were dismantled in the late XVIII – beginning of the XIX century. So the Kremlin has ceased to exist, which is associated with many events in the history of Yaroslavl. Around the Cathedral of the Assumption, there was an oval area, called the Cathedral. In 1937 the cathedral was blown up, and pitched on the site of the Kremlin Park. For a long time here only grew flowers and trees. In the XXI century to the 1000 anniversary of Yaroslavl decided to re-build the Cathedral of the Assumption. Now a beautiful temple stands in the center of the ancient territory where once was the Yaroslavl Kremlin.