Suzdal is a town in Vladimir Oblast in Russia. It is located on the banks of the Kamenka River. The city is part of the World Heritage site “White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal ‘, declared by UNESCO in 1992. The city of Suzdal is first mentioned in chronicles in 1024 under the name of Suzdal .
By the early twelfth century, under the reign of Yuri Dolgoruky, the founder of Moscow to time, it becomes the center of Rostov-Suzdal Principality. In 1157 Andrei Bogolyubski moved the capital to Vladimir, and the principality was renamed Vladimir-Suzdal. From the mid-thirteenth century the city is the capital of its own Principality of Suzdal.
In the early fourteenth century the city is by some decades the capital of the Principality of Suzdal-Nizhegorod, until finally in 1392 became part of the Grand Principality of Moscow. Suzdal belongs to Russian historical towns called Golden Ring.