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Sretenskiy Monastery

Bolshaya Lubyanka Str., 19
+7 (495) 623-34-44, +7 (495) 623-16-61

Founded in the XIV century this monastery has witnessed important historical events of the in Russian history.

In the modern monastery complex on Bolshaya Lubyanka, 19 includes the Sreteniye Cathedral of the Vladimir Mother of God Icon with two chapels, galleries, a belfry and a few service buildings.

The church of Mary of Egypt From was located here on Kuchkovo field since 1378. Prince Vladimir the Brave built this church for his mother Mary.

By 1395 the land was transferred to the Grand Prince Vasily I. Going to war with Tamerlane, the Prince ordered to bring to Moscow specially revered icon of the Vladimir Mother of God. Meeting with the icon of Muscovites took place near the Church of Mary. The icon was solemnly carried by the current Bolshaya Lubyanka in the Assumption Cathedral.

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