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Mozhaysk (Можа́йск) is a town in Categories: Stub | Oblasts of Russia | Moscow Oblast ...Moscow Oblast, The Russian Federation ( Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. ...Russia, 110 km to the west from the Russian capital, on the historic road leading to The view of Smolensk in 1912 Smolensk (Russian: Смоленск; Polish Smoleńsk) is a city in western Russia, located on the Dniepr river at 54. ...Smolensk and then to Belarus ( Belarusian: Белару́сь, Russian: Белару́сь (formerly: Белору́ссия), Polish: Białoruś) is a landlocked nation of Eastern Europe with the capital Minsk. ...Belarus. Its population is 20300.

New Mozhaysk cathedral was constructed in 1802-14.

The city is first mentioned in 1231 as an appanage of Chernihiv (Чернігів in Ukrainian) is an ancient city in northern Ukraine, the central city of Chernihivska oblast. Some common historical spellings of the name are Polish: Czernichów, and Russian: Чернигов, Chernigov. ...Chernigov. Later it was an important stronghold of the The view of Smolensk in 1912 Smolensk (Russian: Смоленск; Polish Smoleńsk) is a city in western Russia, located on the Dniepr river at 54. ...Smolensk dynasty, one time owned by Feodor the Black. The Muscovites seized it in 1303, but in the course of the following century had serious troubles defending it against Olgierd of The Republic of Lithuania (in Lithuanian, Lietuva) is a republic in Northeastern Europe. ...Lithuania. The principality was usually held by a younger brother of the ruling Grand Duke of Moscow, until the practice was dropped in Events January 4 _ Christopher Columbus leaves the New World, ending his first journey. ...1493. Mozhaysk continued to defend the Western approaches to Moscow during Napoleons invasion of Russia in 1812 was a critical turning point in the Napoleonic wars, proving disastrous for France and its allies. ...Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the The Eastern Front1 was the theatre of combat between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II. It was somewhat separate from the other theatres of the war, not only geographically, but also for its scale and ferocity. ...Great Patriotic War. The great The Battle of Borodino ( September 7, 1812 ( August 26 in the Old Style Russian calendar)), also called the Battle of the Moskova, was the largest single_day battle of the Napoleonic Wars and arguably the greatest battle in human history up to that date, involving nearly quarter a million soldiers. ...Battle of Borodino took place 12 km from the city.

The first stone cathedral was built in the This article is about Russian citadels. ...kremlin at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries; in 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...1849 it was demolished brick by brick and then reconstructed exactly as it used to be. A larger blood_red cathedral in the Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid_18th century England. ...Gothic Revival style was completed in 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...1814. The church of St Joachim and Anna preserves some parts from the early 15th century. Another important landmark is the Luzhetsky monastery, founded in 1408 by Difficulty of access helped preserve the monastery intact since the 17th century The Ferapontov convent, in the Vologda region of Russia, is considered one of the purest examples of Russian medieval art, a reason given by UNESCO for its inscription in the World Heritage list. ...Saint Ferapont and rebuilt in stone in the 16th century. The monastery cathedral, erected during the reign of Vasili III Ivanovich (Russian: Василий III Иванович, also Basil) (March 25, 1479–December 3, 1533) was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1505 to 1533. ...Basil III, was formerly known for its frescoes, ascribed to Dionysius, also spelled Dionisy or Dionisius the Wise, was acknowledged as a head of the Moscow school of icon painters at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. ...Dionisy's circle.

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Sculpture of St Nicholas of Mozhaisk by UNKNOWN MASTER, Russian (194 words)
St Nicholas, sculptured full-length, originally with a sword in his right hand and the sculptural representation of a fortress in his left, personifies the formidable defender of the town of Mozhaisk.
The cult of St Nicholas of Mozhaisk was popular in various parts of Russia.
The sculpture in the Hermitage collection was brought from Kargopol, an important acquisition of the Moscow tsars in the 16th century, in no way inferior to the other northern trade centres.
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