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Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent

The red and white crenellated walls and golden domes of Novodevichy Convent make it one of Moscow's most attractive monasteries. Novodevichy, or "New Maidens Convent" in English, was founded by Vasily III in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians in 1514. The convent is rather like a miniature Kremlin, built as a fortress In the bend of the Moskva River, became an im portant component of the capital's southern defence belt which consisted of the Donskoi Monastery, the Monastery of St. Daniel, the Monastery of St. Simeon, and other cloisters. The fortress-convent played a part of some consequence in the struggle against the Tatar conquerors and the Polish invaders.

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From: USA
Date: 2005-07-08 06:27:33

Dear Arthur,
Thanks for the tour. It was a wonderful experience to go on the excursion from Moscow to Sergiev Posad to see the beautiful monastery of Trinity - St. Sergius.
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It is easy to see why the Tretyakov Gallery is considered one of the great art museums of the world.
Your help enabled us to have a better visit there.