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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).

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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