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History in Smolensk Oblast is interweaved with the present, a constant reminder of past centuries. The famous Gnyozdovo Archaeological Center, ancient Orthodox churches and monasteries, pilgrimage sites and noble estates can all be found in this region and have retained their charm and attraction. The Smolensk Fortress, the Vyazma Kremlin, the beauty of the Smolenskoye Poozerye National Park, the Gagarin Memorial Museum should be seen by everyone.More about the region