Dear friends, Hello, I’m Tula. I was born in 1146, so I’m one year older than Moscow. In spite of my age I’m very energetic and creative. My heart is the Kremlin. It is surrounded by a red wall in brick with 9 towers of 1,000_ meters long, 10 meters high and about 4 meters thick. Have you ever been to Tula? If you haven’t, come and visit me. I’ll be glad to meet you. Best wishes, Tula. Welcome to Tula!
Levsha is the symbol of folk masters. He is a character from Leskov’s story, who shoed a flea. The monument to him was erected in 1989.
Nikita Demidov, the founder of metallurgical works in the Urals, was buried in Tula in 1725. The monument was erected in 1996 by A. Chernopyatov.
The Monument to Peter the Great The foundation of the small arms factory in Tula began under the Tsar’s Order in 1712. The monument was erected in 1912. (the sculptor - R. Bach). You can see Peter the Great in the image of a smith. It’s very unusual but symbolic.
S.I.Mosin was a talented designer of small arms. His famous trifle was used in the army from 1891 till 1970s. The monument to S.Mosin was erected in 1958 by V. Mukhina.
. The State Arms Museum in Tula was created in 1775 under the Order of Catherine the Great. The modern building was built in 2012. The Museum is one of the main sights in Tula
We Remember, We Honour … The monument to the soldiers and people’s guardsmen defending Tula in 1941. The defense lasted 45 days, and they didn’t let the fascists in! The monument was opened in 1968.
Do You Like Cakes? Will you come and help yourself to my honey- cakes? They are very tasty! The first Tula Cake was mentioned in ancient books in 1685.
And What About Tea? The tea from samovars is very tasty. It is a purely Russian invention. And the Tula samovars are the most famous. They were made not only of metal but even of china and crystal. Samovars were first made in Tula more than 200 years ago.
Filimonovo Toys are made in the village Filimonovo not far from Tula They have only four colours – yellow, red, blue and green. You can see these pieces of art in our Art Gallery