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Zilantov Assumption Monastery (Зилантов Успенский монастырь) (Kazan)

Zilantov Assumption Monastery (Зилантов Успенский монастырь) (Kazan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Zilantov Assumption Monastery

Zilantov Assumption Monastery is a Russian Orthodox convent. It was found on October 15, 1552 the same year when Russian troops captured Kazan. It stands on a Zilantov Hill that was a former base camp of the Russian army, tsar's tent and temporary Orthodox Church. After the battle was over many fallen soldiers were brought back and buried here.

 

Map of Zilantov Assumption Monastery (Зилантов Успенский монастырь) (Kazan)1. Cathedral of All Saints (Cathedral of the Assumption)

2. Cathedral of Trinity Zhivonachalnoy

3. Church of Saint Vladimir

4. Church of Saint Adriana and Saint Nataly

5. Entrance bell tower (reconstructed in 2004) and Church of Archangel Michael

6. Small bell tower (reconstructed in 2000- 2001)

 

After the Revolution of 1917 the head of the monastery along with monks were executed by the Bolsheviks. The monastery wasn't left for a long time. A small community of monks was re- established, but they too were rounded up in 1928 and murdered. The cemetary was destroyed, many of the structure in and around the monastery were destroyed as well. After the fall of Soviet Union monastery was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church and reconstruction project began that replaced many of the original structures.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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