The monastery was founded by Tsar Fedor Ioannovich in gratitude for delivering Moscow from the attacks of the Crimean Khan Kazy Girei in 1591-1593. It was built at the site where Russian soldiers camped to get ready for the battle and be blessed. Although close to the center of Moscow, once you step within its massive ancient walls you have entered a green oasis of peace and tranquility. The tombs of some of the most historically important Russian families have been preserved in the monastery's rustic cemetery.
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A selection of Russian tours to take as they are or adjust to your needs.
THE GOLDEN RING
Visit the heart of ancient Russia. What is the Golden Ring?
What you can see in Moscow.
MOSCOW DAY TRIPS
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Some of the sights to see in Petersburg
LAKE BAIKAL TOURS
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Come and work in the field on a Russian Archaeological dig. Full training given on site.
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