Rostov Veliky (or Rostov Yaroslavsky as it’s also called) is one of the ancient Russian cities. It is 300 years older than Moscow and is of the same age as Kiev and Novgorod. Rostov on the bank of the lake Nero was mentioned in “Povest vremennyh let” (the legend of old times), dated from 862, when Ryurik, the ancestor of the Russian prince dynasty was invited to Russia. Since the XII-th century the city was called Veliky (the Great), which signified not the actual size of the city, but the dimension of its secular and religious power, concentrated in it. The architectural complex of Rostov Kremlin had been being built during 30 years, its majestic beauty survived till now. The magnificent diversity of architectural design is emphasized by the bell toll. Rostov tolls were famous all over Russia. French composer Hector Berliose and Russian singer Fyodor Shalyapin admired this toll. At present the visitors of Rostov Kremlin also have the possibility to listen to the melodic toll of Russian bells.