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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In 1404 Prince Yury (died 1434) founded the Storozhevsky Monastery of St Savva, which now houses the Zvenigorod Museum of History and Ethnography. The church of the Virgin’s Nativity (Rozhdestvensky Cathedral), its main church, which was built in 1405 stands on a hill (Storozhi Holm) at the centre. Its dome is slightly displaced to the east, while the roof originally consisted of superimposed kokoshniki arches. St. Savva (Sabbas) of Storozhi was interred in the church in 1407 (canonized 1…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    District in the north of Moscow, formerly a village and estate. In 1620 the estate became the property of the princes Cherkassky, for whom Pavel Potekhin (a serf of the Odoyevsky family) built the five-domed brick church of the Trinity (1678-1692), distinguished by its elegant decoration. Its bell-tower was erected by the architect Nikolay Sultanov (1850-1908) in 1877-1878 in ‘neo-Russian’ style.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    District in the north of Moscow, formerly a village and estate. From 1743 to 1917 the estate belonged to the counts Sheremet'yev and a palace (including a private theater) and park ensemble took shape there in the 18th century. The palace, a Neo-classical wooden building, was built for Count Nikolay Sheremet'yev in 1791-1798 by serf architect-builders, including Pavel Argunov (born ca. 1768), to a design by Francesco Camporesi. The interiors contain gilded carving, decorative parquet …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01