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Murom downtown sprawls along the bank of the Oka
Murom downtown sprawls along the bank of the Oka

Murom (Russian: Муром; Old Norse: Moramar) is a historic city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls majestically along the left bank of Oka River, about 300 km east of Moscow, at 55°34′N 42°02′E. Population is 145,500 (2002). Image File history File linksMetadata Murom_downtown. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Murom_downtown. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... Categories: Stub | Oblasts of Russia ... Ока Length 1,500 km Elevation of the source  ? m Average discharge  ? m³/s Area watershed  ? km² Origin  ? Mouth  Volga River Basin countries Russia Oka (Russian: Ока́) is a great river in Russia, right confluent of Volga. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: â–¶ (help· info)) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ...


In the 9th century, the city marked the easternmost settlement of the Eastern Slavs in the land of Finno-Ugric people called muroma. The Russian Primary Chronicle mentions it as early as 862. It is thus one of the oldest cities in Russia. From the 10th to the 14th centuries, it was a capital of a separate principality, whose rulers included Saint Gleb, assassinated in 1015 and canonized in 1071, Saint Prince Konstantin the Blessed, and Saints Peter and Theuronia, subjects of an opera by Rimsky-Korsakov. It was a home town of the most celebrated East Slavic epic hero, Ilya Muromets. This earthenware dish was made in 9th century Iraq. ... The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. ... Geographical distribution of Finno-Ugric (Finno-Permic in blue, Ugric in green). ... The Muromians were a Fenno-Ugric tribe in what is today the Murom region in Russia. ... The Russian Primary Chronicle (Russian: Повесть временных лет, Povest vremennykh let, which is often translated in English as Tale of Bygone Years), is a history of the early East Slavic state, Kievan Rus, from around 850 to 1110. ... Events Rurik gained control of Novgorod. ... A medieval Russian icon of Boris and Gleb Boris and Gleb, Christian names Roman and David, were the first Russian saints. ... Events August: Canute the Great invades England. ... Events Byzantine Empire loses Battle of Manzikert to Turkish army under Alp Arslan. ... The Holy and Blessed Prince Constantine of Murom (Russian: Святой Блаженный Князь Константин) (? - 1129) was a direct descendant of Vladimir I of Kiev and the son of Prince Svyatoslav of Chernigov. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков), also Nikolai, Nicolai, and Rimsky-Korsakoff, (March 18, 1844 – June 21, 1908) was a Russian composer and teacher of classical music particularly noted for his fine orchestration, which may have been influenced by his synaesthesia. ... The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, and one of the major forms of narrative literature. ... For the Russian bomber Ilya Muromets, see Ilya Muromets. ...


Despite ravages of the Bolshevik rule, Murom still retains many marks of antiquity. The Saviour monastery, one of the most ancient in Russia, was first chronicled in 1096, when Oleg of Chernigov besieged it and killed Vladimir Monomakh's son Izyaslav, who is buried there. Leaders of the Bolshevik Party and the Communist International, a painting by Malcolm McAllister on the Pathfinder Mural in New York City and on the cover of the book Lenin’s Final Fight published by Pathfinder. ... A monastery is the habitation of monks, derived from the Greek word for a hermits cell. ... Events Bernhard becomes Bishop of Brandenburg First documented teaching at the University of Oxford Beginning of the Peoples Crusade, the German Crusade, and the First Crusade Vital I Michele is Doge of Venice Peter I, King of Aragon, conquers Huesca Phayao, now a province of Thailand, is founded as... Oleg Svyatoslavich of Chernigov was a Rurikid prince whose equivocal adventures ignited political unrest in Kievan Rus at the turn of the 11th and 12th centuries. ... Volodymyr Monomakh (Ukrainian: Володимир Мономах; Russian: Владимир Мономах; Christian name Vasiliy, or Basil) (1053 -- May 19, 1125) was the ruler of Kievan Rus. ...

Three historic abbeys grace the city centre
Three historic abbeys grace the city centre

In 1552, the monastery was visited by Ivan the Terrible who commissioned a stone cathedral, which was followed by other churches. The Trinity convent, where the relics of Sts Peter and Theuronia are displayed, features a fine cathedral (1642-43), Kazan church (1652), a bell-tower (1652), a wooden church of St Sergius, and stone walls. It is rivalled by the Annunciation cloister, founded in the reign of Ivan the Terrible to house the relics of local princes and containing a cathedral from 1664. Two last-mentioned cathedrals, being probably the works of the same masters, have much in common with the Resurrection church (1658) in the downtown. Quite different is the tent-like church of Kozma and Damian, built in 1565 on the bank of the Oka to commemorate the Russian conquest of Kazan. Image File history File linksMetadata Murom_abbeys. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Murom_abbeys. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Ivan IV (August 25, 1530–March 18, 1584) was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of tsar. ... Ivan IV (August 25, 1530–March 18, 1584) was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of tsar. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Events March 1 - the city of Rio de Janeiro is founded April 27 - Cebu City is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. ... Kazan (Tatar Qazan, Казан, Russian Казань) is the capital city of Tatarstan and one of Russias largest cities. ...


Among famous natives, we should mention the father of colour photography Sergey Prokudin-Gorskiy (1863), father of television Vladimir Zworykin (1889), and communist Alexander Shlyapnikov (1885). Color photography was explored throughout the 1800s. ... Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (August 31, 1863 – September 27, 1944) (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Прокудин-Горский   listen[?]) devoted his career to the advancement of photography. ... Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (Russian: (July 30, 1889 - July 29, 1982) was a pioneer of television technology. ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Alexander Gavrilovich Shlyapnikov (in Russian, Александр Гаврилович Шляпников) (1885-1937) was a Russian communist. ...


 
 

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