Travel Snapshots: Ruza, where Soviet history intersects with Orthodox culture

The hydroelectric plant’s aim was to supply electricity to the local paper mill. In 2003, the mill was shut down and a vodka bottling plant was built in its place. The hydroelectric plant became unnecessary.

The hydroelectric plant’s aim was to supply electricity to the local paper mill. In 2003, the mill was shut down and a vodka bottling plant was built in its place. The hydroelectric plant became unnecessary.

Nikolay Korolyoff
110 kilometers to the west of Moscow, on the Ruza River, lies a city by the same name, 'Ruza' is not a Russian word, but rather one that came from the Baltic countries, meaning 'quiet', 'calm', or 'safe'.
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