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Soul of Russia

The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (in Russian lavra means grand monastery) is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks. The monastery was founded in 1345 by one of the most venerated Russian saints, Sergius of Radonezh, who built a wooden church in honour of the Holy Trinity.

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  • Uploaded on January 29, 2012
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    by Дмитрий Валтонен
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5000
    • Taken on 2012/01/28 12:51:08
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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