The bell is one of the oldest musical instrument in the world. Unconditionally bells have their own peculiarities in different countries. In Russian the word bell is spoken like kolokol. The etymology of this word dates back to the Old Indian word kalakalas, that means noise, shouts. In Greek the word kaleo means call. The Roman Catholics said kalare, that meant to assemble.


Ringing of bells makes always the feeling of magic strength, wizardry and mystery. This impression is made not so much by clam as by clash of the bell. Bells, which played a certain role in Russian history have given occasion to many beautiful legends.




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A bell with the Russian national emblem

What reminds us the history of this bell? Speaking about the history, let's turn to one of the most considerable events of Russia building of Navy at the time of Peter the Great. He chose namely Voronezh as a "cradle" of Russian Navy. On the quay of the present reservoir a ship-building shipyard was constructed, from which first military sailing-vessels Printsipium, Saint Mark, Saint Matthewwere launched.

The Assumption Cathedral which is one of the oldest buildings in the city, consecrated all actions connected with shipbuilding. According to Peter's decree this temple became the main cathedral of the Admiralty. Probably, therefore the square of the present city, that is located on the place of the shipyard has been named the Admiralty square. The Russian Navy Ensign /St. Andrew's flag is well-known as a proud symbol of the the naval forces of Russia. But very few people know that it was consecrated in Voronezh (in) 1699 by bishop Mitrofan, who was an assistant of Peter the Great. Today the Admiralty square is a favorite leisure place of towns people.

In manufacturing of bells of various intended purposes, forms and sizes we use technologies and customary traditions of ancient times. Years of serious work on founding of bells from bronze have brought our workshop the deserved reputation, trust of partners and gratitude of customers. The quality, sale price, rich assortment of our bells, a fine work on ornamentation of bells are worthy of the most sophisticated taste.

It is very easy to order manufacturing of souvenir bronze bells in our foundry, it would be enough just to come up with the theme, to which the series of bells will be devoted. Our engravers will offer an approximate maquette of the product which will be a remarkable vip-souvenir or a gift.