Danilov Monastery


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Danilov Monastery

 

a monastery for men. founded around 1282 on the right bank of the Moskva River in Moscow by Prince Daniil Alexandrovich, after whom the monastery was named. Daniil took monastic vows before he died in 1303, and his remains were interred at the monastery. The monastery played an important role in defending Moscow from Crimean Tatar invasions, particularly during the raid of Kaza-Girei’s troops in 1591. In early December 1606, a large-scale battle took place in front of the monastery between I. I. Bolotnikov’s peasant forces and the army of Tsar Vasilii Shuiskii. The battle ended with the defeat of the rebels. During the second half of the 19th century the cemetery at the Danilov Monastery served as a burial place for many writers, painters, and musicians. Among those buried there were N. V. Gogol, N. M. Iazykov, V. G. Perov. and N. G. Rubinstein; the remains of all of them were subsequently moved to other cemeteries.

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The event, celebrating its eleventh run this year, will feature prima ballerina of the Vienna State Ballet Liudmila Konovalova, Russian singer Valeriya, the Moscow Danilov Monastery Choir -- which is one of the world's most renowned choirs performing spiritual music from around the world -- and acclaimed Greek singer and songwriter Kostis Maraveyas, who will be performing with his band.
(27) While this subject still needs more detailed investigation in the case of medieval Russia, sporadic evidence, as in the case of the Danilov Monastery in Pereslavl'-Zalesskii, suggests that in 17th-century Russia, monasteries and laymen often engaged in land exchanges.
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These will include Liudmila Konovalova, a Prima Ballerina of the Vienna State Ballet, popular Russian singer and fashion model Valeriya, the Moscow Danilov Monastery Choir which is one of the world's most renowned choirs performing spiritual music from around the world, and Kostis Maraveyas, an acclaimed Greek singer and songwriter with his band.
The participating artists in the 2017 event are: Liudmila Konovalova, a Prima Ballerina of the Vienna State Ballet; Valeriya, People's Artist of Russia and one of the most popular Russian singers today; the Moscow Danilov Monastery Choir, one of the world's most renowned choirs performing spiritual music from around the world and Kostis Maraveyas, an acclaimed Greek singer and songwriter with his band.