Donskoi Monastery, Moscow

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  • In addition, you need to look at the shrine, as well as an exhibition on the life of Patriarch Tikhon. It is really very interesting. Long tour, monuments and graves a lot, some sculptures from the original Cathedral of Christ the Saviour which stand. I therefore recommend that only in a warm season.
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  • In the main temple relics of Patriarch Tikhon. On the territory of the monastery-necropolis, here is buried the color of our culture, for example, Ilyin. Solzhenitsyn is buried here. Here are stored the bas-reliefs of the Temple of Christ the Savior-his version, which was destroyed by the Bolsheviks.
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  • Good afternoon! I hasten to share with you impressions about this fabulous place! Here is the main Cathedral, which will not leave you indifferent, necropolis, which buried the famous and important people. The territory itself and the Cathedral with the interiors evoke admiration. You can also book a tour at the entrance. Really liked this place!
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  • Amazing place! Living history of Moscow and Russia. Very much can tell is a place worth only look more closely and you will live the story. Much can tell these walls! As well as for lovers of history on the territory of the monastery is a necropolis, where buried many great people have had a great influence on the history and culture of our wonderfully unique, vast and beautiful country! I am thankful to the Lord that I was able to visit this place for fishing it around and his great and Divna!
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  • One of the oldest Orthodox monasteries located near Metro «Sportivnaya». The monastery is surrounded by a cosy square, powerful thick walls and patterned towers. Founded in the year 1591 in place, where there was a Russian military camp. It is directly subordinate to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. In the Don monastery is the oldest known cemetery, where many famous people are buried. It is interesting to wander between scattered on the territory of the necropolis, with tombs of familiar names. Here are the stunning beauty of the high relief of the destroyed Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
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  • Donskoy monastery produced a great impression! It was felt that you live somewhere far away, not at all! Very interesting cemetery at the monastery-which tombstones! Full information about the person! How many years has lived, what did!
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  • The monastery stands out in that it (partially) preserved necropolis of 16-19 centuries. I.e. historic Moscow cemetery for notables. In particular, there buried Uncle Pushkin (the poet was at the funeral), Smirnova-Rosset, Chaadaev and many other prominent people of the 18-19 centuries. There is a book La Cherejskogo "Pushkin and his Entourage". There lists a variety of curriculum vitae. With him is interesting to wander through the necropolis. One of the photos shows hosted State Cemetery in Soviet times. In 80-ies it was my favorite place in Moscow. Yes, the devastation-but felt "spirit of place", a special mood. Unfortunately then there began a big change. One of the Priors was fond of patriotic ideas. This is good-but I'm not sure why it was placed among the graves samples of military equipment (see photo). While rigidly confined to the days when it was possible to enter the monastery. Last year I visited the monastery in the midst of reconstruction. He actually shot to smithereens. The saddest thing is that this is the case the State has deteriorated sharply in the necropolis. As-t ...
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