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Transfiguration Gate Church in the Novodevichy Convent, Moscow, Russia Featured Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent Print

Transfiguration Gate Church in the Novodevichy Convent, Moscow, Russia

The Novodevihcy Convent was founded in 1524 by Tsar Vasily III (1479-1533) to commemoratethe capture of Smolensk from Lithuania. That it was intended to serve not only as a religious institution but also as a fortress is evident from its strategic location and strong wall with 12 battle towers. Until the 20 th century, the convent marked Moscow's southern edge

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Graves in the cemetery of the Novodevichy (New Maidens') Convent, Moscow, Russia, 1929. Artist: Unknown Featured Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent Print

Graves in the cemetery of the Novodevichy (New Maidens') Convent, Moscow, Russia, 1929. Artist: Unknown

Graves in the cemetery of the Novodevichy (New Maidens') Convent, Moscow, Russia, 1929. Standing on the bank of the Moskva River, the convent was founded in 1524 in commemoration of the conquest of Smolensk in 1514. The Bolsheviks closed the convent in 1922 and converted it into a museum, but in 1994, after the fall of the Soviet Union, nuns returned. Found in the collection of the Russian State Film and Photo Archive, Krasnogorsk

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