Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius is a
Russian Orthodox Monastery that is located 75 km (47 mi) Northeast of Moscow in
Sergiev Posad, Russia. Sergiev
Posad is probably one of the most famous and most important
monasteries in the country. The monastery was established in 1345 by Saint Sergius of
Radonezh. He is one of the most venerated saints in Russian Orthodox Church. In
1380 he blessed armies of Dmitry Donskoy to Kulikovo Battle. Sergius also
blessed two monks and brothers, Peresvet and Oslyaba, to join the armies. This
epic battle resulted in victory of Russian troops over Tatar hordes under Mamay.
Additionally the monastery is famous for beautiful icons that were made by Saint
Andrey Rublev who worked here for several years.
Tomb of Godunov dynasty including that of Boris and Feodor
Godunov. According to some accounts head of the corpses were
stolen during the Russian Revolution by the local boys.