31 January 2011

#33 Samara oblast, Russia

Novodevichy Convent, also known as Bogoroditse-Smolensky Monastery (RussianНоводе́вичий монасты́рь, Богоро́дице-Смоле́нский монасты́рь) is probably the best-known cloister of Moscow. Its name, sometimes translated as the New Maidens' Monastery, was devised to differ from an ancient maidens' convent within the Moscow Kremlin. Unlike other Moscow cloisters, it has remained virtually intact since the 17th century.

Property No #1097

Date of Inscription on the list of UNESCO: 2004

Date of Issue: October 1, 2009 - Russian Kremlins

Thank you so much, Inna !

Sent on: January 15, 2011
Received on: January 31, 2011

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