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" ... the monasteries in Russia, a Lavra or metropolitan seat, and only inferior to the Lavra of Moscow. It occupies a large space at the end of the main street of St. Petersburg, the Nevski Prospekt, and contains within its enclosure, churches and chapels... "
NORTHERN LANDS; OR, YOUNG AMERICA IN RUSSIA AND PRUSSIA. - Page 220
by WILLIAM T. ADAMS - 1874
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Spectacles for Young Eyes: St. Petersburg

Sarah West Lander - Saint Petersburg (Russia) - 1862 - 203 pages
...are of gold, ornamented with exquisite carvings. The other convent is that of St. Alexander Nevsky, founded by Peter the Great, in honor of the Grand Duke Alexander, who defeated the Swedes here. Catherine II., who built the cathedral, sent the pearls from Persia, and precious stones from...
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Across Russia: From the Baltic to the Danube

Charles Augustus Stoddard - Russia - 1891 - 258 pages
...contains within its enclosure, churches and chapels and towers and gardens and cells for the monks. It was founded by Peter the Great in honor of the Grand Duke Alexander. " Hither, Peter the Great," says Stanley, " brought the sainted prince, Alexander of the Neva, to rest...
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