Smolensk Things to Do

  • 1912 view by Prokudin Gorskii
    1912 view by Prokudin Gorskii
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  • Shrine of the Theotokos of Smolensk, lost in WWII
    Shrine of the Theotokos of Smolensk,...
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  • Assumption Cathedral, Smolensk
    Assumption Cathedral, Smolensk
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    Assumption Cathedral

    by sennaya Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Assumption Cathedral, Smolensk
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    Founded in 1001, the principal church in Smolensk. It sits on top of cathedral hill.
    Completely rebuit in 1674 because the old bricks were failing.

    The cathedral was damaged during the WWII and the 11th-century miraculous icon of Theotokos of Smolensk was lost.

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    Eternal flame

    by Pablos_new Updated Nov 22, 2007

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    Eternal flame

    V. Vysotsky The common graves

    They don't put up crosses on communal graves,
    And widows don't come to shed tears;
    But flowers are laid and eternal flames
    Will never be quenched, it appears.

    The earth that was shaking and heaving of late
    With granite and marble is plated.
    There isn't a single separate fate,
    All fates are in one integrated.

    We see in the flame our burning tank,
    A house on fire and smoulder,
    The burning Smolensk and the burning Reichstag,
    The burning heart of a soldier.

    The tearful widows don't visit the place,
    To give and receive the blessing.
    They don't put up crosses on communal graves
    But does it make less distressing?

    Translation of Alec Vagapov

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    A visit to the Assumption Cathedral "POSTCARD"

    by jillikins Updated Aug 28, 2002

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    Assumption Cathedral

    You must pay a visit to this great church on a hill overlooking Smolensk.It is in need of some urgent repairs and restoration, but this old postcard does make it look beautiful. Inside is full of statues, gold, icons, and many people praying.PLEASE ENLARGE THIS FOR A BETTER VIEW.

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    Teremok at Talashkino

    by sennaya Written Jun 2, 2007

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    Teremok at Talashkino, Smolensk area

    Old Russian structure nearby at Talashkino.

    By architect Sergey Maliutin in 1901.
    Beautiful old-style wood architecture.

    Don't know much more about it, hope to find out more soon.

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    • Architecture
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    Kremlin Walls

    by Pablos_new Written Jun 11, 2003

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    Sunset on the wall

    Smolensk kremlin walls are the longest walls I ever saw in Russian towns. You can walk along wall galleries for about 4-5 km.

    Made of red bricks they are even more red in rays of sunset.

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    Smolensk Cathedral

    by Waoife Written Sep 4, 2002

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    If you go to Smolensk you'll probably end up visiting this cathedral - apart from that and the war memorial there's not a lot else to see there!!!

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