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Transfiguration cathedral in the kremlin

Uglich (Russian: У́глич, pronounced ooglitch) is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, on the Volga River. Population 37,100 (2001) Download high resolution version (468x614, 96 KB)The Transfiguration Cathedral in the Uglich Kremlin File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (468x614, 96 KB)The Transfiguration Cathedral in the Uglich Kremlin File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Yaroslavl Oblast (Яросла́вская о́бласть) is located in the Central Federal District of Russia, surrounded by the Tver, Moscow, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Kostroma, and Vologda Oblasts. ... Волга Length 3,690 km Elevation of the source 225 m Average discharge 8,000 m³/ s Area watershed 1. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

A local tradition dates the town's origin back to 937. It was first documented in 1148 as Ugliche Pole (Corner Field). The town's name is thought to allude to the turn the Volga makes nearby. Events Athelstan wins the Battle of Brunanburh September 21 - Magdeburg is now the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, after a Diet held by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor Births Deaths July 14 - Arnulf I of Bavaria Categories: 937 ... Events Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona conquered Tortosa in posetion of the moors. ...

Uglich had been the seat of a small princedom from 1218 until 1328 when the local princes sold their rights to the great prince of Moscow. As a border town of Muscovy, it was burnt several times by Lithuanians, Tatars and the grand prince of Tver. Events Damietta is besieged by the knights of the Fifth Crusade. ... Events May 1 - Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - England recognises Scotland as an independent nation after the Wars of Scottish Independence May 12 - Nicholas V is consecrated at St Peters Basilica in Rome by the bishop of Venice. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronunciation: Maskvá  listen), capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 1097. ... This article is about Muscovite Russia. ... Tatars or Tartars is a collective name applied to the Turkic-speaking people of Europe and Asia. ... Tver (Russian: Тверь), formerly (1931-1990) Kalinin (Калинин) after bolshevik Kalinin, is a city in Russia, center of Tver Oblast (region). ...

Grand Duke Ivan III of Moscow gave the town to his younger brother Andrei Bolshoi in 1462. During Andrei's reign the town was expanded and first stone buildings were constructed. Particularly notable were the cathedral (rebuilt in 1713), the Intercession Monastery (destroyed by the Bolsheviks) and the red-brick palace of the prince (completed in 1481 and still standing). Albus rex Ivan III Ivan III Vasilevich (Иван III Васильевич) (January 22, 1440 - October 27, 1505), also known as Ivan the Great, was a grand duke of Muscovy who first adopted a more pretentious title of the grand duke of all the Russias. Sometimes referred to as the gatherer of... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronunciation: Maskvá  listen), capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 1097. ... Events Settlers from Portugal begin to settle the Cape Verde islands. ... Intercession of the saints is a Christian doctrine common to the non-Protestant churches. ... Bolshevik Party Meeting. ... Events May 3 - Mehmed II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his son Beyazid II. May 21 - Christian I, King of Denmark and Norway dies and is succeeded by his son John (1481-1513) With the death of Duke Charles IV of Anjou, Anjou was reverted...

During the reign of Ivan the Terrible the town passed to his only brother, Yuriy. Local inhabitants helped the tsar to capture Kazan by building a wooden fortress which was transported by the Volga all the way to Kazan. Throughout the 16th century Uglich prospered both politically and economically, but thereafter its fortunes began to decline. Ivan IV (August 25, 1530–March 18, 1584) was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of tsar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ...

After Ivan's death, his youngest son Dmitry Ivanovich was banished to Uglich in 1584. The most famous event in the town's history took place on May 15th, 1591 when the 7-year old boy was found dead with his throat cut in the palace courtyard. Suspicion immediately fell on the tsar's chief advisor, Boris Gudunov. Official investigators concluded however that Dimitriy's death was an accident. They cut a "tongue" from the cathedral bell that rung the news of Dimitriy's death and "exiled" it to Siberia. Dmitry Ivanovich, also known as Dmitry of Uglich, Dmitry of Moscow) (Дмитрий Иванович, Дмитрий Угличский, Дмитрий Московский in Russian) (October 19, 1582 — May 15, 1591) was a Russian tsarevich, son of Ivan the Terrible and Maria Nagaya. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... Events June - Capture of Zutphen by the Dutch under Maurice of Nassau. ... Boris Godunov Boris Fyodorovitch Godunov (Бори́с Фёдорович Годуно́в) (c. ... Siberian federal subjects of Russia Siberia ( Russian: Сиби́рь, common English transliterations: Sibir, Sibir; possibly from the Mongolian for the calm land) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ...

Resurrection Monastery In Uglich (1677)

As Dimitriy was the last scion of the ancient Rurik dynasty, his death precipitated the dynastic and political crisis known as the Time of Troubles. People readily believed that Dimitriy was alive and supported several False Dmitriys (see False Dmitriy I, False Dmitriy II, False Dmitriy III) who tried to grab the Muscovite throne. During the Time of Troubles, the Poles besieged the Alexeievsky and Uleima monasteries and burned them down killing all the populace who had sought refuge inside. Cathedral of the Resurrection monastery in Uglich. ... Cathedral of the Resurrection monastery in Uglich. ... The Rurik Dynasty was the ruling dynasty of Russia from 862 to 1598. ... For the Dungeons & Dragons plotline, see Time of Troubles (Forgotten Realms). ... False Dmitry I (ruled 1605-1606) was one of three pretenders to the Russian throne who claimed to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich, who had miraculously escaped the assasination attempt. ... False Dmitry II (Russian: Лжедимитрий II), also called the thief of Tushino, was the second of three pretenders to the Russian throne who claimed to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevich Dmitry. ... False Dmitriy III, also called Pseudo-Demetrius III (Russian: Лжедимитрий III), was the last and most enigmatic of three pretenders to the Russian throne who claimed to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevich Dmitry. ...

The Romanov tsars made it their priority to canonize the martyred tsarevich and to turn Uglich into a place of pilgrimage. On the spot where Dimitriy had been murdered the city in 1690 built the small but lovely Church of St Demetrios on the Blood, which appears on the horizon with its red walls and blue domes as one sails north on the Volga. The palace where the prince lived was turned into a museum. The image of tsarevich with a knife in his hand was adopted as the town's emblem. The House of Romanov (Рома́нов, pronounced Ro-MAH-nof), the second and last imperial dynasty of Russia, which ruled Muscovy and the Russian Empire for five generations from 1613 to 1762. ... Tsar, (Bulgarian цар�, Russian царь; often spelled Czar or Tzar in English), was the title used for the autocratic rulers of the First and Second Bulgarian Empires since 913, in Serbia in the middle of the 14th century, and in Russia from 1547 to 1917. ... A pilgrimage is a journey by a religious person to a place that is sacred according to his or her religion. ... Emblem and symbol are often used interchangeably in day-to-day conversation without harm. ...

In the first third of the 18th century the kremlin cathedral and its remarkable bell-tower were demolished and rebuilt. Other 18th-century landmarks include the Smolenskaya, Korsunskaya, Kazanskaya and Bogoyavlenskaya churches. The most important edifice of the 19th century is the ponderous cathedral of the Epiphany convent, consecrated in 1853. Kremlin (Кремль) is the Russian word for citadel and refers to any major fortified central complex found in historical Russian cities. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...

Church of Nativity of St John the Baptist (1690)

The modern town has a watch manufacturing plant, a railway station, and a hydroelectric power station. Actually, Stalin's decision to create the Uglich reservoir led to severe flooding of the town's outskirts. Apart from the kremlin, the city centre features other nice samples of old Russian architecture. Particularly notable are the Alexeievsky and Resurrection monasteries. Church of Nativity of St John the Baptist (1690) Photo taken in 1909. ... Church of Nativity of St John the Baptist (1690) Photo taken in 1909. ... A reservoir (French: réservoir) is an artificial lake created by flooding land behind a dam. ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ...

The Assumption three-tented church (1628) of the Alexeievsky monastery is considered a true gem of Russian medieval architecture. "Marvelous" is an epithet that common people gave to their church and which became a part of its official name. Located nearby is the more conventional Church of St. John the Baptist (1681). John the Baptist (also called John the Baptizer or John the Dipper) is regarded as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. ...

Closer to the bank of the Volga one may see the Resurrection Monastery with its huge cathedral, refectory, belfry and summer church. All these buildings stand in a row and date back to 1674-77. Opposite the monastery is the graceful Church of Nativity of St John the Baptist. It was built in 1689-90 by a local merchant to commemorate the spot where his son had drowned. A refectory is a dining room, especially in monasteries, boarding schools and academic institutions, its use today is considered somewhat pretentious. ... This page is about bell towers. ...

More old architecture may be seen in the vicinity of Uglich, including the 17th-century Uleima Monastery and a fine church in Divnogorie.

External links

  • Landmarks of Uglich (in Russian) (http://www.adm.yar.ru/illustr/uglich1/index.htm) (click next to a number to see a picture)
  • More landmarks of Uglich (in Russian) (http://www.adm.yar.ru/illustr/uglich2/index.htm) (click next to a number to see a picture)

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The Monastery of the Resurrection (Voskresenski) (1674-77) and Church of the Nativity of St. John dating from 1689 are near the Volga.
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