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Donskoy Monastery (Moscow)

Donskoy Monastery (Moscow)

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Donskoy Monastery

Donskoy Monastery was found in 1592. The legend claims that a year before this site was the location of a camp of Russian soldiers who defeated hordes of the Crimean khan Kaza Giray. The camp had an icon of the Church of Our Lady of the Don. Thus a monastery was named after the icon as Donskoy. In 1592 a cathedral was constructed and dedicated to Our Lady Mother of Don. It became known as a Small Cathedral after a much larger Great Cathedral was constructed in 1684- 98. By the late 17th century the monastery got defensive walls with 12 towers.

 

Donskoy Monastery is famous as a burial place of the Moscow aristocracy. It is famous for the splendour of decoration of gravestones. Some of the statues have protective fences to keep away from the vandals.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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