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  • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
    That means that you boys will have to start paying your taxes -- for a change.
    Now that's a change we can believe in!
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    • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

      1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев
      2. SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg
      3. Cathedral of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, Moscow - Успенский Собор, Москва
      4. Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord. Kizhi island, Karelia.
      5. Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Brooklyn, New York
      6. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
      7. Impatiev Monastary, Kostroma - Ипатьевский монастырь, Кострома
      8. Tikhvin monastery
      9. Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer, Moscow - Храм Христа Спасителя, Москва

      10. St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg



      A stone testament to the might of the Russian empire and its victories, it built by a French Catholic sculptor who fought in the ranks of the Grande Armee. During the Siege it was used as a reference point by the German artillery and therefore was spared destruction. Being one of the most massive buildings in St. Petersburg (some walls are 5m thick), it was used as storage for the treasures of the imperial palaces of the city's suburbs.



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      • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

        1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев
        2. SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg
        3. Cathedral of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, Moscow - Успенский Собор, Москва
        4. Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord. Kizhi island, Karelia.
        5. Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Brooklyn, New York
        6. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
        7. Impatiev Monastary, Kostroma - Ипатьевский монастырь, Кострома
        8. Tikhvin monastery
        9. Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer, Moscow - Храм Христа Спасителя, Москва
        10. St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

        11. Holy Trinity Cathedral, Jerusalem

        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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        • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

          1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев
          2. SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg
          3. Cathedral of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, Moscow - Успенский Собор, Москва
          4. Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord. Kizhi island, Karelia.
          5. Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Brooklyn, New York
          6. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
          7. Impatiev Monastary, Kostroma - Ипатьевский монастырь, Кострома
          8. Tikhvin monastery
          9. Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer, Moscow - Храм Христа Спасителя, Москва
          10. St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg
          11. Holy Trinity Cathedral, Jerusalem

          12. Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

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          • Where the hell is that?
            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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            • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
              Where the hell is that?
              It's not hell, my friend, it's paradise! And it's on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

              http://library.thinkquest.org/C00600.../vladimir4.htm

              What suggested to Prince Andrei the genial idea of building a church on the water meadow of the Neri? Never before or since have churches in Russia been built on what would appear to be such an unsuitable site. However, the decision was not taken for purely aesthetic reasons— although it is well known that Russian churches were erected in places chosen not for their beauty—but also for political and economic reasons. In the 12th century the estuary of the river NerI, the site of this remarkable example of old Russian architecture, was the gateway to the Suzdal territories. Native and foreign merchants passed this way en route from the Volga via the Oka and the Klyazma. Here, on the very boundary of this powerful principality, they beheld a splendid and beautiful church, after which came the fortified palace at Bogolyubovo, and then the capital itself, the white stone buildings of Vladimir.

              In the Church of the Intercession, Andrei Bogolyubsky gave expression to many things: the military triumph of old Russia in the march against the Volga Bulgars in 1164; his grief at the death of his son Izyaslav; the might of his own rule; his gratitude to the Blessed Virgin for her assistance in establishing his rule over the lands of Vladimir, and the special role these lands were to play in his plan to unify Russia. He dedicated this beautiful church to his heavenly patron and, despite opposition from the Kievan church authorities, instituted a new feast in old Russia—the feast of the Intercession of the Virgin.

              The Church of the Intercession was built within a year, the year of 1165. The speed with which it was erected is all the more surprising given that the builders had to overcome an unusually difficult engineering problem, that of protecting the church against the spring floods. Their solution was simple yet ingenious: they laid massive foundations over five metres in heiaht and surrounded by a tightly packed earthen mound with its own drainage system, and then, on this artificial base, erected the white stone church.
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              • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

                1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев
                2. SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg
                3. Cathedral of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, Moscow - Успенский Собор, Москва
                4. Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord. Kizhi island, Karelia.
                5. Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Brooklyn, New York
                6. Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
                7. Impatiev Monastary, Kostroma - Ипатьевский монастырь, Кострома
                8. Tikhvin monastery
                9. Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer, Moscow - Храм Христа Спасителя, Москва
                10. St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg
                11. Holy Trinity Cathedral, Jerusalem
                12. Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

                13. Chruch of St Nicholas - New York, New York





                For many years after November 1917, St Nicholas' was the only church in the United States representing the Patriarch of Moscow. All other Russian Orthodox churches in the US represented the Synod in Exile (the rightful head of Russian Orthodoxy after Nov 1917) or the Orthodox Churches of America (OCA.) The FBI kept close tabs on St Nicholas in the 1950's and '60's, and they were right to do so, 'cause the KGB must have been running out of original ideas, as they took to running covert agents through St Nicholas during those years. Nowadays, thanks to Russia's recent religious "reforms," the Synod has been essentially banned, defeated, and dissolved, and St Nicholas stands proudly as the Patriarchate's seat in North America, having been completely renovated at great expense.
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                • I guess that next one is mine, as well.

                  13 Famous Russian Films

                  1. Solyaris - 1972

                  I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                  • 13 Famous Russian Films

                    1. Solyaris - 1972

                    2. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears - 1979



                    The film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980, and was chosen to participate in the International Film Exchange. The following year, it was awarded the USSR State Prize.
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                    • 13 Famous Russian Films

                      1. Solyaris - 1972
                      2. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears - 1979

                      3. Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем) - 1994



                      Lots of laughs there.
                      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                      • 13 Famous Russian Films

                        1. Solyaris - 1972
                        2. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears - 1979
                        3. Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем) - 1994

                        4. Shield and Sword (Щит и Меч) - 1968



                        The first Soviet TV spy series, it was watched by 134 million people in the first year. Called one of the most realistic movies of its genre by some critics, this film prompted Vladimir Putin to join the KGB according to one of his interviews.
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                        • Originally posted by ShAA View Post
                          13 Famous Russian Films

                          1. Solyaris - 1972
                          2. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears - 1979
                          3. Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем) - 1994
                          4. Shield and Sword (Щит и Меч) - 1968
                          5. The Barber of Siberia (Сибирский цирюльник) 1998

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                          • 13 Famous Russian Films

                            1. Solyaris - 1972
                            2. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears - 1979
                            3. Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем) - 1994
                            4. Shield and Sword (Щит и Меч) - 1968
                            5. The Barber of Siberia (Сибирский цирюльник) - 1998

                            6. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson - 1980

                            The best Sherlock Holmes series ever, and don't try to argue with the Russians about it! In 2006, Livanov [who played Sherlock] became a Honorary OBE (Officer of the Order of British Empire). Her Majesty Elizabeth II conferred the Order on him for the best-ever on-screen portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.

                            And here's a humorous "trailer" for the film, clearly made in response to the new Sherlock Holmes flick.

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                            • 13 Famous Russian Films

                              1. Solyaris - 1972
                              2. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears - 1979
                              3. Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем) - 1994
                              4. Shield and Sword (Щит и Меч) - 1968
                              5. The Barber of Siberia (Сибирский цирюльник) - 1998
                              6. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson[/B] - 1980


                              7. Alexander Nevsky - 1938.

                              A Sergei Eisenstein classic. Mentioned in Red Storm Rising if I recall right.

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                              • 13 Famous Russian Films

                                1. Solyaris - 1972
                                2. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears - 1979
                                3. Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем) - 1994
                                4. Shield and Sword (Щит и Меч) - 1968
                                5. The Barber of Siberia (Сибирский цирюльник) - 1998
                                6. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson[/B] - 1980
                                7. Alexander Nevsky - 1938.


                                8. War and Peace - 1968

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