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  1. 1. Vladimir
  2. 2. Vladimir <ul><li>Date of Foundation: </li></ul><ul><li>990 by Prince Vladimir the Red Sun </li></ul><ul><li>Location: on the Klyazma river in the center of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 340,000 </li></ul><ul><li>History: </li></ul><ul><li>the capital of Rus in XII-XIV centuries; </li></ul><ul><li>a religious centre of Russia; </li></ul><ul><li>a centre of Vladimir Gubernia since XVIII century; </li></ul><ul><li>an administrative centre of the Vladimir region since 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>Awards: Order of the Red </li></ul><ul><li>Banner of Labour in 1971 </li></ul><ul><li>Present-Day Life: an idustrial, educational and cultural centre, one of the towns of the Golden Ring of Russia </li></ul>
  3. 3. At the end of the 18 - th century the building was seriously changed. The earth ramparts, which adjoined the Gate were removed; buttresses surrounded by circular bastions were added to four corners of the old tower to reinforce it; the gateway church was built in brick and reconstructed in 1810; the platform around the church was turned into a covered gallery. Extremely rare monument of the old-russian fortification. It was built in white stone in 1158-1164 by prince Andrei Bogolyubsky of Vladimir and was the main entrance and defensive tower of the new fortress , the assault of the mongol-tartar army and was not covered with shame at that. Today the Golden Gate is a part of the Vladimir and Suzdal museum, in 1992 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The Golden Gate
  4. 4. The Cathedral of the Assumption <ul><li>It is the unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir and Suzdal. The church was built in 1158-1160 by prince Andrei Bogolyubsky as a principle church of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality. The cathedral stands on a high hill over the Klyazma river. Four domes t ogether with a central one form a five-domed roof, that determined a model of the orthodox church for a long time. </li></ul><ul><li> The architectural complex of the Assumption Cathedral includes a bell-tower and St.George church. </li></ul><ul><li>The cathedral was restored in the 19-20 - th centuries. At a moment the Assumption cathedral is used by both the Vladimir-Suzdal museum and the Russian Orthodox Church. It is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Cathedral of St. Demetrius <ul><li>The Cathedral of St. Demetrius, built by Prince Vsevolod III, is one of the most graceful and beautiful churches in Vladimir. It is like an icon in stone. Beauty and mystery are inseparably united in it, making the Cathedral of St. Demetrius unique among Vladimir's churches. </li></ul><ul><li>The first mystery of this cathedral involves its &quot;birth.&quot; None of the chronicles mention exactly when this royal church was built. However, so it is assumed that it there are many reports that in 1197 the icon of St. Demetrius of Salonica was brought here from Byzantium was around this date that the cathedral was constructed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Famous People of the Vladimir Land Savrasov V.S. Kholodnov S.V. Khionin A.P. A.I. Gertsen The Stoletov brothers N. Andrianov Y. Levitan A. Prokurorov M.P. Lazarev A. Bogolubsky Prince Vladimir the Red Sun
  7. 7. Welcome to Our Native City of Vladimir!