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Month: February 2012

The Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery, Moscow, Russia

The Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery, Moscow, Russia

Gaze across the Moskva River to the onion domes rising inside the fortress-like walls of Novodevichy Convent, and it is as though you are stepping back into a fairy tale with imprisoned princesses staring out of tower windows. It is not far from the truth! Founded in 1524 by Grand Duke Vasily III to commemorate a victory over the Lithuanians at Smolensk, the Convent, also known as the Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery, served several purposes. It was not only a place of…

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