Zvenigorod - unique city
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NEW BOOK!!! Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky. New Zvenigorod Annals (Chronicles of Zvenigorod).
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Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky. Zvenigorod and Zvenigorod’s Russia
The Treasures of a Moscow Suburb. Stories, essays and researches. Moscow, 2009
The city of Zvenigorod located near the Russian capital Moscow is known from
ancient times for its unusual history and mystery. Nowadays this suburban
neighborhood is often called the Switzerland of the Moscow suburbs (or
Russian Switzerland), since the town has not only a unique Spa possessing
healing waters but also holy springs healing the soul. Every year over half
a million tourists and pilgrims take a half-hour ride from Moscow to visit
the city. It was in the city of Zvenigorod where the famous icons of Andrey
Rublev – now preserved in the Tretiakov Gallery – were accidentally
discovered in 1918 and ever since studied by art historians. For its
symbolic personification of the Image of Russia, Rublev’s famous icon The
Zvenigorodsky Savior acquired the name The Russian Savior from an American
researcher. The Zvenigorodsky Savior also highlighted the final and only
colored scene of Andrey Rublev, the black-and-white Soviet-banned movie by
Andrey Tarkovsky, the famous Soviet film director who later immigrated to
Europe. Several of his other famous movies, such as Solaris, were shot in
Spas Zvenigorodsky (The Zvenigorodsky Savior or Christ the Redeemer).
Rublev icon discovered in the Zvenigorod in 1918-1919.
The Savvino-Storozhevsky monastery appeared on the Storozhevoi hill to the west of Zvenigorod.
The fortress of the Savva monastery was thus built: the stone walls and towers were erected.
And within the walls – the czar’s palace (on the right side), a refectory, a bell tower (clock-tower), the chambers of czarina Maria Miloslavskaya (on the left side).
Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky. Zvenigorod and Zvenigorod’s Russia.
The Treasures of a Moscow Suburb. Stories, essays and investigations.
Moscow, 2009. - 488 p.: ill.
Fresco of 19th centuries from an altar of the Cathedral of Nativity (Zvenigorod)
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Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky (Konstantin Petrovich Kovalev) – writer, historian, television anchorman and host, culture expert and traveler, professor of the Institute of journalism and creative writing (IZLT, Moscow). Born: 09.27.1955.
He worked in the Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences: as a researcher, a scientific secretary of the Pushkin Committee and the editor–in-chief of the «Nasledie» («Heritage») Publishing House.
Kovalev has authored scientific research articles, lectured and resided at Oxford University in Great Britain, the Humanitarian Institute in Paris, and the Center of Slavic Studies «Vita Nova» on the Capri (Italy). He teaches at the Institute of Journalism and Literary Creativity in Moscow.
Kovalev is the author and the anchorman of series of movies on Russian cultural history, broadcasted on the First TV-Channel of Russian, member of the Russian Union of Journalists and Union of Writers.
Among his most popular books are: «Orpheus of the Neva River» (received the 1986 Award of the Council of Writers and several other awards); «Mystic Word», «Bortniansky», «Modest Mussorgsky», «Names and Persons of Russian Culture», «Visa to the End of the World», «Savva Storozhevsky: Life Story in Facts, Myths and Hypotheses» (got a National Award in Best Book of 2007 in the Biography category), «Yury Zvenigorodsky, The Great Prince (The Grand Duke) of Moscow» (selected as one of the best books of 2008) and others, some have been translated into foreign languages.
The additional internet information: http://www.kkovalev.ru
The bell tower (clock-tower) of the Savva Monastery, Zvenigorod
(boasting the clock that the Tsar had brought from the town of Smolensk, on 1655)
New Zvenigorod Annals
(Chronicles of Zvenigorod)
Unusual history of Russia
This book – continuation of the previous works
of the author about Zvenigorod. The city located near the Russian capital
Moscow is known from ancient times for its unusual history and mystery.
Nowadays this suburban neighborhood is often called the Switzerland of the
Moscow suburbs (or Russian Switzerland), since the town has not only a
unique Spa possessing healing waters but also holy springs healing the soul.
Every year over half a million tourists and pilgrims take a half-hour ride
from Moscow to visit the city. It was in the city of Zvenigorod where the
famous icons of Andrey Rublev – now preserved in the Tretiakov Gallery. The
famous Rublevka – a highway to the west of Moscow – is also a part of
Zvenigorod’s history, formely called Zvenigorod Road or Tsar’s Road, ends
right at the ancient walls of Zvenigorod, well-known for its unique
monuments of medieval Russian architecture – the majestic
Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery with Cathedral of Nativity (of the XIV–XVII
centuries), the Cathedral of Assumption on Gorodok (of the XIV century),
built by Prince Yuri Zvenigorodsky, the son of Dmitry Donskoi. Zvenigorod is
now one of the important centers of tourism in the very center of Russia. In
different times of its history, Zvenigorod and its vicinity hosted many
famous people – Icon painter Andrey Rublev, Tsar Alexey Michailovitch,
Emperor Peter I, Grand Princess Elizabeth Feodorovna, descendants of
Napoleon from the line of Eugene Bogarne (Eugene de Beauharnais), poet
Alexander Pushkin, writers Anton Chekhov and Michael Prishvin, artist Isaak
Levitan, composer Sergey Taneev, singer Fyodor Shaliapin and the film star
of the ÕÕ century – Lubov Orlova. In this book, Konstantin
Kovalev-Sluchevsky (K. Kovalev), the famous writer and historian, offers his
readers an unforgettable journey in New Zvenigorod Annals. The edition is
illustrated with old miniatures, art reproductions and photos, contains the
centuries-old Chronicles of Zvenigorod created by the author. This book is
aimed at all those interested in the real Russia, its past and present,
especially – for historians and experts.
The main themes of this page:
Savva Storozhevsky, Savva, Pushkin, Zvenigorod, Andrey Rublev, Eugene Bogarne, Andrey Tarkovsky, Sava, Savvino-Storozhevsky monastery, Timur, Tamerlane, Storojevskij, Storojevski, Storozevsky, Gorodok, Russian sacred, Yury Dmitrievich, Alexey Mikhailovich Romanov, Maria Miloslavskaya, Dmitry Donskoy, Storozhi, Lavra, Eugene de Beauharnais, Josephine de Beauharnais, Levitan, Chekhov, Taneev, Shalyapin, Glazunov, Richter, Prishvin, Switzerland near Moscow.
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