Russia: Temples, Palaces / St. George's Cathedral

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Today, the town of Yuriev-Polskiy only district center in the Vladimir region. True, and 750 years ago, he was a modest centre of the small inheritance that belonged to Prince Svyatoslav, the mighty son of Vsevolod III the Big nest.

 

Especially any yurievykh house in Ancient Russia, it was Nemer: Yurievets on the Volga, near Kiev Yuryev (now bila Tserkva), and even Estonian Tartu is also a former St. George's. In 1212, the city with the countryside will inherit Svyatoslav, son of Vsevolod the Big Nest. Initially, according to the custom of that time, he started to fight with siblings for Vladimir, but when in 1216, the Principality of Vladimir had to fight with a coalition of Novgorod, Smolensk and Rostov - suddenly stood up for the older brother of Yuri. The war Vladimir still lost, Lipetsk decisive battle was near St. George, but Svyatoslav remained a faithful brother, and participated in its wars up to the battle city where Yuri laid his head. In 1246-48, Svyatoslav, was the Grand Prince of Vladimir, but was expelled, fought a bit with the Lithuanians and retired. In General, unusually for those times, a positive character, even canonized. And that he Yuriev-Polsky obliged the Cathedral of St. George.

 

 

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