Borovsk street art by Vladimir Ovchinnikov
An old town and the administrative center of Borovsk District of Kaluga Oblast, Borovsk exists since the 13th century. Its strong walls, towers, and a massive cathedral have survived from the reign of Boris Godunov. Among the monuments of Borovsk – the oldest wooden church in the region (the 17th century) and a museum of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, who lived and worked there as a teacher in 1880–1891. Meanwhile, Borovsk has recently become known for painted facades of its down-town buildings, and people call it the surreal capital of Kaluga region. The author of this street art – a local amateur painter Vladimir Ovchinnikov.