Murom (crs)

Murom, Home of  Ilya Muromets?
World War II Armored Engine
WWII Armored Engine
Murom
WWII Memorial
Murom
WWII Memorial
Murom
WWII Memorial
Murom
WWII Memorial
      
Murom
WWII Memorial
Murom
Murom
Murom
Murom
Along the Oka River
Murom
Along the Oka River
      
Murom
Along the Oka River
Murom
Along the Oka River
Murom
Along the Oka River
Murom
Along the Oka River
Murom
Along the Oka River
Murom
Statue of Ilya Muromets
      
Murom
Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian
Sts. Cosmas and Damian
Murom
Cathedral of the Annunciation Monastery
Annunciation Monastery
Savior Monastery
Savior Monastery
Trinity Convent
Trinity Convent
      

 

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Murom is a historic city on the left bank of Oka River, about 300km east of Moscow.  The Russian Primary Chronicle mentions it as early as 862.  It is one of the oldest cities in Russia.  In 900 it was an important trading post on the route from Volga Bolgaria to the Baltic Sea inhabited by Mordvin Muromis.  Between 1010 and 1393, it was a capital of a separate principality, whose rulers included Saint Gleb, assassinated in 1015 and canonized in 1071, Saint Prince Konstantin the Blessed, and Saints Peter and Theuronia.  It was the home town of the most celebrated East Slavic epic hero, Ilya Muromets.  Three historic abbeys grace the city center.  The Saviour monastery, one of the most ancient in Russia, was first chronicled in 1096, when Oleg of Chernigov besieged it and killed Vladimir Monomakh's son Izyaslav, who is buried there.  In 1552, the monastery was visited by Ivan the Terrible who commissioned a stone cathedral, which was followed by other churches.  The Trinity Convent, where the relics of Sts Peter and Theuronia are displayed, features a fine cathedral (1642-43), Kazan church (1652), a bell-tower (1652), a wooden church of St Sergius, and stone walls.  It is rivalled by the Annunciation Monastery, founded in the reign of Ivan the Terrible to house the relics of local princes and containing a cathedral from 1664.  Two last-mentioned cathedrals, being probably the works of the same masters, have much in common with the Resurrection Church (1658) in the downtown.  During World War II Murom built armored trains.

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