Photographer's Note

I stuck in Moscow playing red with Jason and Craig but time to move. When I was thinking what to include in my trip, I considered St. Petersburg and Moscow. It seemed to me that Moscow is LESS interesting , I wanted to spent there only few days, so I chose Moscow. And I am glad I made this choice. I liked it very much and also the towns of Golden Ring were fascinating. My friends would like to go to Russia so maybe next year I will organize the shorter trip to Piter and the area.

AS a complex of the churches, Sergiyev Posad wis the most beautiful. Here we see the painter working. I find it quite funny that all his works are so similar, but he still look at the panorama.

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Russian: Тро́ице-Се́ргиева Ла́вра) is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks.
The monastery was founded in 1345 by one of the most venerated Russian saints, Sergius of Radonezh, St. Sergius was declared patron saint of the Russian state in 1422. The same year the first stone cathedral was built by a team of Serbian monks who had found refuge in the monastery after the Battle of Kosovo. The relics of St. Sergius still may be seen in this cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The greatest icon painters of medieval Russia, Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chyorny, were summoned to decorate the cathedral with frescoes. Traditionally, Muscovite royals were baptized in this cathedral and held thanksgiving services here.

Soviet authorities changed the name of town first to just Sergiyev in 1919, and then to Zagorsk in 1930, in memory of the revolutionary Vladimir Zagorsky. The original name was restored in 1991.

The painter sees this view.

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