Crimean War

Posted by marmara on September 7, 2017

During the Crimean Khanate Russian Tsars Fyodor Ivanovich and Boris Godunov patronized the Assumption monastery. The captives who were held in the fortress of Calais, to attend worship services and meet at the church with the Russian envoys. The monastery is revered by Christians and Muslims. For more information see this site: BSA. Giray dynasty founder in a military campaign, asking for help from the Blessed Virgin Mary. That did not stop Khan levy a heavy tribute monastery, his financial situation became dire.

Life among the Muslim rule was difficult for Christians, living in the valley, they afflict hard labor and tribute. From a high of Greek culture and civilization, there is nothing left. In the years preceding the accession of the Crimea to Russia, life in the monastery fades. In 1783, the Assumption monastery turned into a cemetery church. Before the grave monastery of the Russian generals and Vrevskaya Weimarn killed and the battle of Black River, the cemetery of Russian soldiers who perished during the Crimean War.

During the first defense Sevastopol in the monastery housed a hospital officer. In 1818, a cave temple visited by the Emperor Alexander I. When viewed from the monastery he asked, "Where place of the appearance of the holy icon?" And when he pointed to the wall with a picture on it face of the Virgin Mary, he climbed the stairs, kissed the icon and personally stuck before her in a stone wall, a lighted candle. In 1850, the Monastery of the Assumption has been partially restored, renewed the monastic community with Uspensky cave monastery institution.

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Better Mountains

Posted by marmara on March 29, 2017

Ski resorts of Russia every year becomes more and more popular among tourists. The quality of the snow slopes are not inferior to most well-known foreign resorts. Here you will find clean air, excellent climate, and also many mountain slopes, allowing experience unforgettable thrill. A recreational activities (sports, vibrant show, the organization of the winter holidays), held in the complexes will delight not only adults but also children. The most famous ski resorts of Russia – Dombai and Elbrus. These highlands attract outdoor enthusiasts not only infrastructure and actual prices, but also spectacular hiking and horse trekking, rafting white water rafting in mountain rivers, sleigh rides, hikes to waterfalls.

The highest peak in Europe – Elbrus (5,642 m) is located in the Elbrus region. On some parts of its slopes you can ski all year round. Professional skiers choose the extreme slopes of Mount Cheget, the height of 3700 meters, but there's room for newcomers. You will have a large network ski lifts, slopes with a total length of 35 kilometers, 12 kilometers of cable cars, nice hotels and ski schools. It is recommended to visit the local landmark – the mineral spring 'Achi-Su', to go hunting or fishing, to go down over the snow, ride a snowboard, paraglide.

Comfortable accommodation offer such hotels as the "Ozone", "Cheget", "Balkar", "Top". Very popular mountain Dombey. For Guest operating tourist hotels and ski resorts: Hotel "Snowflake", "Aryuchat", "Dombai", "Crocus" and others. The area has a very mild climate that allows for skiing and sunbathe at the same time.

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