Sergiyev Posad


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Sergiyev Posad

(syĕr`gēyĭf pōsäd`), formerly

Zagorsk

(zəgôrsk`), city (1989 pop. 115,000), central European Russia. It is a rail terminus and a handicraft center known for wood carvings and toys. Manufactures include farm machinery, lacquers and paints, textiles, and furniture. The city developed from a settlement around the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra, one of Russia's most famous monasteries (founded 1340). The original wooden church, built by the monk Sergius, was destroyed in a Tatar raid in 1391. The Lavra contains the Troitski Cathedral (15th cent.); the Uspenski Cathedral (16th cent.), with the tomb of Boris Godunov; and a treasure chamber with rich tapestries and many objects of liturgical art. The monastery, long a place of pilgrimage, was made into a museum in 1920, but since 1988 has been the scene of increasing religious activity.
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It rang out over a crowd of thousands of faithful at the Trinity St Sergius monastery in Sergiyev Posad,northeast of Moscow.
But American intelligence reports indicate that the virus is also in the hands of the North Korean bioweapons program, as well as the secret Russian military laboratory at Sergiyev Posad. And that's just for starters.
The women were on a pilgrimage to Sergiyev Posad, the site of an ancient monastery considered the religious heart of Russia.