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I visited Kostroma as part of my trip of the Golden Ring as a member of a small Russian tour group.
The name Kostroma comes from "kostrum" a Finno-Ugrian word meaning "fortress" as well as from a choral dance rite from pagan times where Kostroma was a figure made of straw reponsible for life-giving and fertile powers of spring.
The town was founded in 1151 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruki of Suzdal.
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