Sergiyev Posad (Russian: Се́ргиев Поса́д), a Russian town in the Sergiyevo-Posadsky District of the Moscow oblast, grew up around the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra or "Trinity". The town became incorporated in 1742. As its name had strong religious connotations, the Soviet authorities changed it to Zagorsk (connoting "beyond the mountain(s)") in 1930. The original name, literally meaning "Sergii's settlement" and alluding to St Sergii Radonezhsky, came back into official use in 1991. According to the 2002 census, the town had a population 113,581. Geographical coordiantes 56°18′ N 38°08′ E. Sergiyevo-Posadsky District is a district in Moscow Region, Russia with its center in a town of Sergiyev Posad. ... Moscow oblast (Моско́вская о́бласть) is an administrative subdivision of Russia officially established on January 14, 1929. ... Troitse-Sergieva Lavra (Троице-Сергиева Лавра) is a famous Russian monastery and is the historical monumental symbol of Orthodoxy (at one period in time it was the center of the Russian Orthodox Church). ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: (Ð¡Ð¡Ð¡Ð ) listen?; tr. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Venerable Sergii Radonezhsky (Сергий Радонежский) (born Varfolomei – Варфоломей, corresponds to Bartholomew), also translated as Sergey Radonezhsky and Sergius of Radonezh (1322 – 1392), was the greatest spiritual leader and monastic reformer of medieval Russia. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Tourism associated with the Golden Ring plays a role in the regional economy. The Golden Ring (Russian: Золото́е Кольцо́) is a ring of cities northeast of Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation. ...
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