Ivanovo is called the city of brides. And this has its own truth, because the share of the female population in Ivanovo region is the highest in Russia – 55.3%. It so happened historically that Ivanovo became the center of the Russian textile industry, and since weavers were mostly women, men preferred to seek work in other cities. Ivanovo Region is the north-eastern corner of the Central Federal District and one of the smallest regions of Russia, its area is 21 thousand square km. In the north and west the region is in contact with Yaroslavl and Kostroma regions. In the east, it passes to the Nizhny Novgorod, and in the south – the Vladimir. It is also adjacent to the popular tourist route in the Central Federal District – the Golden Ring of Russia. Strategically, it connects the metropolitan region with the North-Western and Volga districts (the center of the country with industrially developed regions of the Volga).