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"The Sign" of Holy Virgin

"The Sign" of Holy Virgin

This is the Church of the Sign of the Virgin in the settlement of Dubrovitsy near Moscow, which was built in 1690-1704 on money of Prince Boris Golitsyn* by architects from Switzerland. The legend says that the church was built as a sign of reconciliation between Golitsyn and Peter the Great, and that the tzar even helped to build it.

The church exemplifies a style that employs a lavish decor rarely seen, the style known as Moscow baroque, or Naryshkin baroque, after the Naryshkins, the noble family that built most of the churches of this style. Despite their small interior space there is a majesty about these tall and perfectly proportioned churches.

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*Prince Boris Alekseevich Golitsyn was born On July, 20th, 1654 (on July, 30th on new style). This not ordinary person was "Uncle" (the tutor) to the Peter the Great, and in many respects to him we are obliged by that the most important Reformer in our history became such "GREAT" what he became...

Photo taken on 2005-09-27 at 13:56:12

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Alexandra Dworak Alexandra Dworak
From: Vienna, Austria
Date: 2008-05-14 03:05:24

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Urlaub in Moskau. Unsere Kinder waren ebenso begeistert von Arthur wie auch wir. Er ist uns zu einem wirklichen Freund geworden und das in nur 2,5 Tagen. Jeder auch nur kleinste Wunsch wurde uns von den Augen abgelesen. Selbst die Autoabschleppgeschichte hat er perfekt gelöst.

In dieser kurzen Zeit bekamen wir einen großartigen Eindruck von Moskau und ganz besonders ich (Alex)habe mich in Moskau verliebt. Über Arthur kann man noch viel sagen: er ist immer pünktlich, vorbereitet, geschichtlich versiert und er ist ein wirklich netter angenehmer Begleiter, man fühlt sich wohl in seiner Nähe.
Danke für unseren schönen Aufenthalt in Moskau.
Mit ganz lieben Grüßen
Alexandra & Rupert
Victor & Jana

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( in English) We had marvellous holydays in Moskow. We and our children were overwhelmed by the friendly nature of Arhtur. In this 2,5 days he became a real friend to us. Even our smallest desires where read from our eyes. Even the story with the car was solved by him the best way.

In this short time we where deeply impressed and especially me (Alex), I felt in love with Moskow. About Arthur you can say a lot: he is punctual, prepared, historical well informed and he is a nice and pleasant accompanist, you can feel really comfortable with him around.
Thank you for our wonderful stay in Moskow, we will come again.
Wish you all the best and stay as you are
Alexandra & Rupert
Victor & Jana