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St. John's Convent (Ivanovsky Monastyr)

  • 4 ul. Zabelina Map It
  • Kitai Gorod
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/24/2013

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Among the noblewomen who were forced to take the veil here were Empress Elizabeth's illegitimate daughter, Princess Augusta Tarakanova, and the countess Dariya Saltykova, who was imprisoned here after she murdered 138 of her serfs, most of them young women. Built in the 16th century and restored in the 19th century, this convent was used as a prison in the Stalinist era and was in shambles for many years after that. The convent is open for services.

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4 ul. Zabelina, Moscow, 101000, Russia

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  • Free
  • Daily 7:30 am to 8 pm; services daily at 5

Updated 06/24/2013


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