May 01, 2008

Torzhok: Ancient Crossroads



The Monastery of Boris and Gleb dominates the landscape 

around the town of Torzhok.

Russia’s oldest Orthodox monastery is almost as old as Torzhok itself, and was reputedly founded in 1038, by a monk named Efrem, an equerry of the dukes of Kievan Rus’, Boris and Gleb, who were murdered in the internecine wars of 1015-1019. 


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