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Saints Boris and Gleb Monastery

Saints Boris and Gleb Monastery
Saints Boris and Gleb Monastery Photo - Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky - Wikipedia - lic. under Public Domain



Castle Facts:

Location: Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia.
Built: 1585-1591.
Condition: Intact.
Ownership / Access: Now a museum.
Notes: Borisoglebsky Monastery, now a museum. The monastery is named after Saints Boris and Gleb. The monastery was favored by Ivan the Terrible who personally supervised the construction of towered walls and bell-tower around an even more ancient cathedral. The only addition made to the monastery after Ivan's death is a superb carved barbican church, commissioned by the metropolitan Iona Sysoevich in the late 17th century. In 2005, the statues of monk Peresvet (by Zurab Tsereteli) and of Prince Pozharsky were installed near the monastery walls.

Saints Boris and Gleb Monastery Links:

Saints Boris and Gleb Monastery On Wikipedia
The Monastery of Sts Boris and Gleb (Russian)



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