Name: Tatiana Solovyova
How long have you been doing photography? About 9 years. I am interested in documentary photography.
Your Instagram? @t_solovyeva
Can you give us a short description of your city? Kolomna is a city in Moscow Oblast and sits at the confluence of three rivers: Moscow, Oka and Kolomenka. The city is famous for its kremlin, which in 2013 became one of the symbols of Russia.
What is something about your area that only locals would know? On the territory of the kremlin is Marinkin's Tower, where according to legend is where Marina Mnishek (wife of two False Dmitrys) was imprisoned, before turning into a crow and flying out through the window. To this day, Mnishek's grave has never been located.
It is rumored that there is a tunnel that connects Bobrenevsky Monastery and Staro-Golutvinsky Convent.
Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your area? The Kolomna kremlin and museum, the pastille factory and museum, the Kalach Museum (a kalach is an old style of bread), the extensive system of Kolomna trams, Kuznechnaya sloboda (iron workers' settlement), monasteries, and other historical monuments.
Russian Life is a 29-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
PO Box 567
Montpelier VT 05601-0567