Every town and nearly every church in Russia has its own bell ringing style — a distinctive pattern produced by a ringing master who rings the row of bells by moving the internal stringed hammers. Ringing patterns travel through the ages representing the local identity for the whole community, both religious and secular.
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An important note: these are not the actual on-location church bell recordings. The sounds in this map were recorded at the Preobrazheniye festival in Yaroslavl in 2016. Each year the festival features a line-up of monastery and church ringers from Russia’s regions, performing accordingly to their own regional or church manner.
Bell ringing map features patterns inherent to the following towns and villages of Russia: Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kazan, Kalyazin, Nekrasovskoe, Novosibirsk, Pechory, Pokrov, Rostov Veliky, Rybinsk, Sergiyev Posad, Suzdal, Yaroslavl..[/expand]
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Новосибирск / Novosibirsk: 55.005978, 82.951405
Село Покров / Pokrov village: 57.998607, 38.756708
Вологда / Vologda: 59.224431, 39.882334
Ярославль / Yaroslavl: 57.630716, 39.835171
Суздаль / Suzdal: 56.418151, 40.445887
Печоры / Pechory: 57.810063, 27.614994
Архангельск / Arkhangelsk: 64.547251, 40.560155
Казань / Kazan: 55.821995, 49.089286
Ярославль / Yaroslavl: 57.547892, 39.870758
Суздаль / Suzdal: 56.417942, 40.445667
Рыбинск / Rybinsk: 58.048432, 38.858578
Вологда / Vologda: 59.266056, 39.599190
Калязин / Kalyazin: 57.236534, 37.840130
Ростов Великий / Rostov Veliky: 57.196180, 39.413452