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Abramtsevo Estate

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Until 1870 Abramtsevo belonged to Sergei Aksakov, a Slavophile who advocated the exportation of Orthodox Christianity to the West. A...

Avraamiyev (Abraham) Monastery

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Founded at the end of the 11th century on the site of a former pagan temple to Veles, god of cattle, this monastery claims to be the...


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Most of Andrei Bogolyubsky's construction projects were in Bogolyubovo, 10 km (6 miles) east of Vladimir. Near the convergence of the...

Botik museum

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Pereslavl-Zalessky was the birthplace of the Russian navy. The Botik museum, 3 km (2 miles) outside of town, houses the only remaining...

Candle of Yaroslavl

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The 100-foot-tall "candle" is actually a belfry for two churches, Ioann Zlatoust (St. John Chrysostom, 1649) and the miniature Tserkov...

Cathedral of St. Dmitri

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Andrei Bogolyubsky was succeeded by Vsevolod III, also known as "the Great Nest" because of the great number of his progeny. Although...

Cathedral of the Assumption

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The huge, boxy outline and golden domes rise high above the Klyazma River. After a fire in 1185, the cathedral was rebuilt, only to burn...

Cathedral of the Transfiguration

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Construction began on this 12th-century limestone cathedral in the center of town the same year as workers started constructing the Church...

Church of Elijah the Prophet

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The mid-17th-century Church of Elijah the Prophet ( Tserkov Ilyi Proroka ) stands at the center of town on ploschad Sovetskaya (Soviet...

Church of St. John the Baptist

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Although it looks as though it's made from wood, the 17th-century five-dome Church of St. John the Baptist ( Tserkov Ioanna Predtechi...


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