All posts tagged "churches & religion"

  • Kazansky cathedral St. Petersburg
    Kazansky Cathedral

    Located in the heart of Nevsky prospekt, Kazansky Cathedral can hardly be left unnoticed. It is a common meeting place, always crowded with tourists. People from all over Russia visit Kazansky Cathedral to pray by the icon...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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  • Maslenitsa celebration (pancake week) in Russia
    Russian Maslenitsa (Crepe week) celebration

    From mid-February to early March a big holiday takes place in Russia accompanied by open air celebrations and tons of fun – the holiday of winter farewell – Maslenitsa (also known as Butter or Crepe week). It...

    • Posted February 27, 2014
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  • Christmas in Russia
    Christmas in Russia

    Orthodox Christmas in Russia is celebrated on January 7, and not on December 25, as is customary in many other countries. This discrepancy is due to the fact that the Russian Orthodox Church followes the Julian calendar,...

    • Posted December 24, 2013
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  • Alexander Nevsjy Lavra, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Alexander Nevsky Lavra (Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery)

    The oldest friary was first mentioned in 1710, when Peter the Great ordered it built on the site of Alexander Nevsky’s victory over the Swedes. The wooden Church of the Annunciation was sanctified here only 3 years later. The brilliant...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Peter and Paul Fortress St.Petersburg
    The Peter and Paul Fortress

    The Peter and Paul Fortress is a simbol of St.Petersburg and one of the few remaining fortresses of the 18th century, the burial place of Russian emperors, as well as a former political prison of Russia. It...

    • Posted June 5, 2013
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  • savour on blood petersburg
    Savior on Spilled Blood (Church of the Resurrection)

    The Church of Savior on Spilled Blood – isn’t typical for St.-Petersburg with its strict European look. Being a sample of Russian Orthodox Churches of 16 – 17 centuries the temple stands out due to its architectural...

    • Posted April 23, 2013
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  • St Isaacs cathedral petersburg by night
    St. Isaac’s Cathedral

    St. Isaac’s Cathedral is one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. The golden dome of the cathedral can be seen far beyond the city, with a magnificant panorama of the city taking your breath, when seen from...

    • Posted April 23, 2013
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