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Latvia Hosts Great Russian Relics
1.10.2007 13:52
Latvia Hosts Great Russian Relics

Wonders-working Alexander Nevskys hallows, the greatest Russian relics, are on the tour first time for the last 300 years. Among nine towns to visit, Riga, the Latvian capital, is the only one outside Russia.
      Riga is chosen not for nothing, more than one forth of Latvian population confess Orthodoxy. Alexander Nevsky church is located nearly in every big city. More than that Latvian metropolitans name is Alexander, like the great saints. The hallows are to be exhibited in the Nativity of Christ Cathedral till October 3.
      Hallows of saint Alexander Nevsky have been placed in Alexander Nevsky Laura, St.Petersbourg for 300 years. The present tour is made to commemorate Alexander Nevskys 800 anniversary.
      After Riga the hallows are to be moved to Pskov, Velikiy Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinbourg and Moscow where they are to be placed in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour for ever.


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