In Ivanovo Oblast
Ivanovo is a big city in Central Russia, on the Golden Ring circuit. It is the capital of Ivanovo Oblast and a former world capital of the textile industry.
Palekh is a small town in Ivanovo Oblast. A very artistic town, Palekh is the origin of the prominent 19th century Palekh school of icon and mural painting, exhibited prominently at the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross.