Vologda's Lenivaya Ploschadka (Lazy Square) represents the oldest part of Vologda. It gets its named from the fact that a "lazy" market was historically held here where merchants would sell their goods straight from their cart. Over the years several churches were located here, including the stone Resurrection church which was built in 1792 and demolished by the Bolsheviks in the 1930s. In its place a simple obelisk dedicated to the 800th anniversary of Vologda was erected in 1959. From here you can also enjoy great views of the River Vologda.