Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Smolensk

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  • Church of Archangel Michael (Svirskaya) was built in the year 1191-94 and is located in Smolensk on Park Street. It is one of the three churches of the pre-Mongol period, surviving in the city. Was surprised by the grandeur of this church.
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  • . In the Chronicles of the time found admiring reviews about the founder of the Church, which amazed visitors with contemporaries daring architectural solutions, the richness of its interior and especially winnable smotrevshejsja against the backdrop of a squat wooden buildings. Common name of the Church is popularly Svirskaya, historians relate that she was standing at the crossroads of trade routes from the Sivers'kyi or Svirskih lands. Shrine complex of tiled brick-plinfy, jointed with lime mortar. Almost all internal walls and vaults were painted, leading up to our days only in small fragments. The floors were covered with slip glaze ceramic plates. The area known as the Smjadynju River of the same name, which is this temple is interesting because here in the year 1015 on the orders of Prince Sviatopolk, nicknamed Okajannym, was subsequently killed by his brother Prince Gleb, who became his brother Boris first Russian Saints. Not far from the scene of the crime is now a Memorial, built a small chapel, and from the land of beats Holy source. A place worth visiting.
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  • Located not far from the place where he was killed by one of the first Russian Holy Prince Gleb Vladimirovich. Built in the Byzantine style. Stands on a hillock, looks majestically as from afar and up close. Dejstaujushhaja. There are interesting icons. Fans of historic architecture really advise to visit.
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  • It's beautiful!
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