Citadel of Rostov as seen from Lake Nero. Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia. It is one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring, located about 125 miles northeast of Moscow. It is also known as Rostov Veliky (Ростов Великий). 3⅛"x2¼". Painted in the Yaroslavl region about 1980. 2 only.