The Trinity Sergius Lavra, Sergiev-Posad
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Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing
$195 USD per trip
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- Several chapters of Russian History can be easily illustrated by the pictures of Sergiev Posad
- Discover the history of Russia's richest Monastery
- Learn about the great people & events related to Sergiev Posad & The Lavra
St. Sergius, the founder of the Holy Trinity Lavra, was born of wealthy Rostov boyars on May 3, 1314. Several chapters of Russian History can be easily illustrated by the pictures of Sergiev Posad which is small town located in the Moscow Region. Tartar yoke, Andrey Rublev and Dmitry Donskoy, the duel between Peresvet and Chelubey, Minin and Pozharsky, Peter I and Savva Mamontov – all these great people and events are more or less related with Sergiev Posad. The Lavra withstood the 16-year siege of the Polish and Lithuanian interventionists, in times of the Streltsy revolt it served as a refuge for tsarevna Sofia Alekseevna, Ivan and Peter tsareviches. Particular here the massacre of Sofia’s supporters took place and Peter I left this place as an absolute ruler. By 1763 the Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra had lost the principle idea of its creation and became one of the richest monasteries of Russia as well as was reckoned among the largest landowners and possessed more than 100 thousand of peasants.
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