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The Church of St. Vladimir Astrakhan

The Church of St. Vladimir Astrakhan

4-Day Golden Ring Tour from Moscow 			Explore Russia’s Golden Ring on a 4-day tour of the region from Moscow! Visiting seven of the old fortified Golden Ring towns, this exciting experience combines sightseeing tours with plenty of free time. See onion-domed cathedrals, whitewashed city walls and pretty wooden architecture, as well as UNESCO-listed sites like Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius in Sergiev Posad. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Vladimir, Kostroma and Rostov-...

4-Day Golden Ring Tour from Moscow Explore Russia’s Golden Ring on a 4-day tour of the region from Moscow! Visiting seven of the old fortified Golden Ring towns, this exciting experience combines sightseeing tours with plenty of free time. See onion-domed cathedrals, whitewashed city walls and pretty wooden architecture, as well as UNESCO-listed sites like Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius in Sergiev Posad. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Vladimir, Kostroma and Rostov-...

Prince Vladimir Cathedral on the Petrograd Side in St Petersburg, Russia. Antonio Rinaldi

Prince Vladimir Cathedral on the Petrograd Side in St Petersburg, Russia. Antonio Rinaldi

THE FIRST RUSSIAN CZARINA (TSARITSA) - Anne of Byzantine was sister to Roman Emperor Vassiliy III and was chosen to become the first Christian wife of Vladimir, grandson of St Olga. She did all her best to reject the proposal of Russian Prince. So Vladimir captured one of main Byzantine cities and demanded Anne as his wife. Vladimir christened Russia after their marriage; the couple got one daughter. Anne was recognized as the first Tzaritza of Russia. Vladimir and Anne were buried together

THE FIRST RUSSIAN CZARINA (TSARITSA) - Anne of Byzantine was sister to Roman Emperor Vassiliy III and was chosen to become the first Christian wife of Vladimir, grandson of St Olga. She did all her best to reject the proposal of Russian Prince. So Vladimir captured one of main Byzantine cities and demanded Anne as his wife. Vladimir christened Russia after their marriage; the couple got one daughter. Anne was recognized as the first Tzaritza of Russia. Vladimir and Anne were buried together

Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius in Suzdal, Russia. #Suzdal is one of the lovely cities in the Golden Ring of Russia. It is about a 3 hour drive from #Moscow. A good tour of #Russia would include Moscow, the Golden Ring cities of Suzdal and  Vladimir and #StPetersburg. This ancient monastery also has a prison which had as its most famous prisoner Friedrich Paulus the field marshall in charge of the Siege of Stalingrad.

Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius in Suzdal, Russia. #Suzdal is one of the lovely cities in the Golden Ring of Russia. It is about a 3 hour drive from #Moscow. A good tour of #Russia would include Moscow, the Golden Ring cities of Suzdal and Vladimir and #StPetersburg. This ancient monastery also has a prison which had as its most famous prisoner Friedrich Paulus the field marshall in charge of the Siege of Stalingrad.

Putin puts Crimean site under federal control.  In this photo taken on Sunday, April 12, 2015, people gather at the area that was  the ancient Greek colony of Chersonesus, and with the St. Vladimir's Cathedral  in the background, just outside Sevastopol, the main port city in Crimea,  the Black Sea Peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year [Credit: Alexander Polegenko/AP]

Putin puts Crimean site under federal control. In this photo taken on Sunday, April 12, 2015, people gather at the area that was the ancient Greek colony of Chersonesus, and with the St. Vladimir's Cathedral in the background, just outside Sevastopol, the main port city in Crimea, the Black Sea Peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year [Credit: Alexander Polegenko/AP]

cemetery art of Congressional Cemetery | Tomb of the art critic Vladimir Stasov at the Alexander Nevsky ...

cemetery art of Congressional Cemetery | Tomb of the art critic Vladimir Stasov at the Alexander Nevsky ...

Christmas trees: St Vladimir Cathedral, St Petersburg (city to erect 68 trees, only one not artifical).

Christmas trees: St Vladimir Cathedral, St Petersburg (city to erect 68 trees, only one not artifical).

City of Vladimir, Russia, St. Demetrius Cathedral

City of Vladimir, Russia, St. Demetrius Cathedral

Feb 2012: People walk in a park with sign "For Putin" written on snow in downtown St Petersburg, Russia. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in support of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in cities across Russia.

Feb 2012: People walk in a park with sign "For Putin" written on snow in downtown St Petersburg, Russia. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in support of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in cities across Russia.

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