Svyatogorsk Off The Beaten Path

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    Colossus of Svyatogorsk

    by hunterV Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    Artiom monument, Sviatogorsk
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    The monument to Artiom can be seen from afar.
    Artiom was the Communist party pseudonym of the Communist functionary Fiodor Sergeyev (1883-1921).
    He was the Prime-Minister of DKSR (Donetsk-Kryvyi Rih Socialist Republic) in 1918-1920.
    The huge monument was commissioned by the Prime Minister of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Grigory Petrovsky and created by the Soviet sculptor Ivan Cavaleridze.
    It was built within two years - from 1925 to 1927 - to replace the cross that used to stand on that hill.
    It was dedicated in September 1927 and is one of the biggest landmarks now.
    This huge monument is a monolith designed in a cubism manner.
    Its height is 22 meters and along with the foundation its height comprises about 28 meters.
    The entire monument weighs about 1,000 tons.
    The memorial plaque at the pedestal quotes Artiom’s words and reads,
    Artiom
    (1883-1921)
    The sight of unorganized masses
    is unbearable to me. A.
    To the ardent leader of the proletariat.

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    The Village of Bogorodichne

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    All Saints
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    The Village of Bogorodichne is on the way to/from the monastery.
    We passed this large village whose cathedral also belongs to the monastery complex.
    You can see a small chapel by the road and the big cathedral up the hill.
    It's St. Alexander Nevsky Chapel.
    This is where pilgrims enter to get some water. There is a well in the form of a cross where you can get water.
    The priests from the monastery serve liturgies at the cathedral.
    The cathedral can be seen from the chalk cliff when you reach St.Nickolas Cathedral.
    The name of the village itself is also very special. It was called after Mother of God and would sound in English as Mother of God's Village.

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    War Memorial

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    War Memorial on the way to the hermitage
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    War Memorial is on the way to the hermitage.
    It is dedicated to Lieutenant Vladimir Kamyshev (1923-1943) who was an artillery officer and a gun layer during the battle at the Holy Mountains in 1943.
    He perished at his post and is buried there.
    The monument at his grave reminds you of the horrors of the Second World War.

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    Old Russian Architecture

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    Old Russian Architecture of the Skit entrance
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    One of the entrance gates of the Skit was built in this famous style of the old Russian architecture and looks very attractive and nice, doesn't it?
    There are seven monks in All Russian Saints Hermitage and five in the other one - St.Antonius and St.Theodisius Hermitage that is even more secluded than this one.
    They live and pray in fenced areas closed for public.
    Since we made our last trip with a priest, we were allowed inside All Saints’ Hermitage where seven monks live and pray.
    We saw the church called All Saints' Church and built in the style that reminds you of the 16th century Russian architecture.

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    Russian Orthodox Cross

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    The Cross at the Monks
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    The Worship Cross is a symbol of the Russian Orthodox Church. It stands at the main gate of the hermitage.
    The entire monks' hermitage has a high paling around it, hence you can hardly see what is inside.
    Also, this entrance gate was also built in the style of the 16th-century Russian churches and gates.

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    Pause for a Picture

    by hunterV Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    Our group of school students, November 1
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    All Russian Saints’ Church located at the territory of the monks’ hermitage was built after the design of the 16th century Russian architecture.
    The wooden architecture style is often referred to as Kizhi national architecture.
    All Russian Saints’ Church is sixteen meters high.
    It imitates old Russian churches in all details.
    A higher and bigger church was built next to it.
    The new church is twenty-five meters high and, of course, can be seen from afar.

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    City Landmarks

    by hunterV Updated Apr 7, 2011

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    The view from Artiom monument, Svyatogorsk
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    The monument to Artiom is one of the well-known landmarks of Svyatogorsk.
    It can be seen from the bridge and from the opposite bank of the Seversky Donets quite well.
    Here are some of my recent pictures of it.
    Picture 1 presents the view from Mount Artiom, as people call it.
    Other pictures represent view of Mount Artiom from Shevchenko Street and Ostrovsky Street.

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    Skit (Monks' Hermitage)

    by hunterV Updated Nov 7, 2009

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    All Russian Saints' Church, a new one
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    All Russian Saints’ Hermitage is closed for public.
    Since our pilgrimage group was accompanied by a priest from Luhansk, Father Alexander, we were given the green light and were allowed inside.
    I plucked up my courage and took several pictures of the hermitage from inside, although I was not exactly blessed by the chief monk of the hermitage for that.
    Knowing that I already have the blessing of my dear patron saint Philip of Luhansk, I decided to go on and hence these pictures here are quite unique.
    They are not published even in the official booklets of the monastery.

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