Staritskiy Uspenskiy Monastery is located near town of medieval town of Staritsa in Tver Oblast in Russia. Although Russian Orthodox monks lived sparsely in the regions since yearly medieval times the beginning of the monastery is usually dated to the first half of the 16th century then two monks from Kiev Pechersk Lavra came to the region. Trifon and Nikandr constructed few buildings on a grounds that once were owned by duke Andrey of Staritsa, younger son of Ivan III the Great and uncle of Ivan IV the Terrible. Among most notable leaders of the monastery is future first patriarch Job of Moscow who was hegumen (monastery leader) of the monastery between 1559- 1571 before moving to capital. Monastery was closed in 1919 by Bolsheviks and building was simply left unattended. In 1997 the monastery was returned to Russian Orthodox Church and it is currently an active monastery.
Location: Staritsa Map
Found: first half of 16th century