... 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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