The city is built on both banks of the River Uvod. In urban areas occur three rivers - Talca, Harinck that flow into and Stradanka Uvod.
Thousand years ago on the site of modern Ivanov Finno-Ugric tribes lived on the left bank of the River Uvod. A Slavs came here much later - this is confirmed by the numerous archaeological finds. In the annals of Russian settlement on the Uvod River first appeared in 1328. In the spiritual literacy Ivan Kalita, it is called "settlement Ivanov Gone". Presumably, this village got the name thanks to its built in the chapel, and then the church of St. John the Baptist.
Ivanovo is a city located in the central part of European Russia, about 300 km north-east of Moscow. It is the capital of the Ivanovo region. Ivanovo is famous in Russia as the "city of brides" because the dominant textile industry attracted more women than men.
As a center of industrial production Ivanovo has a rich revolutionary past. This underground Marxist circles, and strikes. After the revolution, Ivanovo region ranked third place in importance after Moscow and Leningrad.
Ivanovo has several educational institutions: Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Ivanovo Medical Academy, Ivanovo Architectural Academy, and Ivanovo State Power University (ISPU).
The nature of the Ivanovo region is a picturesque sample of the Russian hinterland. The region is located about a hundred lakes, distinguished for its unique flora and fauna. The area is known for its eco-friendly rivers: Teza, Lyuleh, Klyazma.
The variety of landscape scenery of the Ivanovo region is determined by the presence of oak groves and pine forests, as well as forest-rich cranberries, blueberries, cranberries and mushrooms. More than six hundred species of medicinal plants found in the territory of the forest area. Here you can see the blue spruce and Karelian birch.