Today I'd like to tell you about #Tula that is famous for its #gingerbread, #weapons and #samovars. A separate museum is dedicated to each of these directions in the city. 💡One of the main sights of the city is Kremlin. The Kremlin belongs to the 16th century, it was built with defensive purposes in order to protect the road to Moscow from the Crimean Tatars. In the early 17 century. False Dmitry the First led the reception on the territory of the Kremlin in Tula. In the same 17th century, when Russia's borders expand, the Kremlin loses its military role. Today it is a monument of history and architecture.
. . 💡In 16th century Tula acted as a defensive line, there was a great need for weapons. The metal was obtained from the brown iron ore - the deposit was near. Moscow and Tula armourers exchanged their secrets. Since 1712, the arms factory, founded by Peter the Great, began its work. He supplied a large number of necessary weapons. But the most beautiful weapon of the master was left at the factory. By the order of the Empress Catherine II at the end of the 18th century, The "Chamber of Rare Weapons" was created here. Later the collection was replenished with exhibits of the Moscow Armory Chamber, but in the late 19th century, returned to Tula.
. 💡 In the first years of Soviet power, the museum was in the factory shop. Later, during the Great Patriotic War, he was evacuated, and returned back in 1945. In the late 80's the museum moved to the Epiphany Cathedral. The new building of the museum opened in 2012. . . 💡In the estate "Yasnaya Polyana" near Tula there is a house-museum of one of the greatest Russian writers Lev Tolstoy, who lived here for more than half a century. Here is the grave of the writer. . . 💡There is an exotarium in Tula, which is now the RAS research laboratory, collected the world's largest collection of snakes - it includes over 524 species and subspecies of these reptiles. . . 💡 Special gingerbread are produced in Tula, the shape for baking was cut out and then stood for several decades. After in the form of baked a single gingerbread, worth of the title of unique.