Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

Discover Samara: Legends
April 21, 2018 16:46


The exact date of foundation of Samara is unknown. According to a legend, on August 6, 1357, the Metropolitan Aleksii of Kiev and All Russia, the teacher and friend of St. Sergii of Radonezh, educator of the Grand Duke Dmitrii Donskoi, spent a night at the small monastery of the monk-hermit near the Samara tract. He was heading to the Golden Horde at the invitation of the Tatar Khan, in order to try to heal his wife Taidulla who suffered from some sort of eye disease. It was Aleksii who foretold that “a great city will be built here, where piety will reign, which will never be devastated”. Now St. Aleksii is considered the patron saint of Samara.

There is a legend about the way the Samara River got its name. The Volga was called “Ra” in ancient times. And the other river of the city flooded in spring and began to boast: “What is Ra now? I am just like Ra myself!”(these words sound precisely like “Samara” in Russian language).

Read more about Samara...

Book Hotels & Apartments in Samara

Transfer from Kurumoch Airport Samara

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Samara Samara Region    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

10 Tips On How To Survive the Russian Summer Samara: the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Kezenoi Am Tourism Complex Zyuratkul: Local Peculiarities Alekseevskaya Tower Of Okolny Gorod

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Russian children  Exhibitions in Moscow  Elena Roerich  Martiros Sarjan  Starocherkasskaya stanitsa  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Bolshoi Theatre  Vasily Tropinin  Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug  Russian Astronauts  Lipetsk   Nikolay Rubtsov  St. Petersburg  Central House of Artist  Video Installations  Woodwork  Festivals in Nizhny Novgorod  Russian ballet dancers  New Wave Contest  Reforestation  Moscow  Russia-USA  Food Festivals  Innovations  Russian Literature  Unusual Monuments  LGBT in Russia  Russian tourism  Elbrus  Red Square  Russian business  Yury Solomin  Russian history  Paul Klee  Russian Cinema  Russian Music Instruments   Censorship  Archeology  VTB  Russian economy  satellite  Sakhalin Zoo  Installations  Oriental Arts Museum  Russian billionaire  Kind Moscow Festival  Ivan Susanin  Khakassia   Egypt  Norilsk Nickel 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites