Maloyaroslavets (Russian: Малояросла́вец) is a town and the administrative center of Maloyaroslavetsky District in Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Luzha River (Oka's basin), 61 kilometers (38 mi) northeast of Kaluga, the administrative center of the oblast. Population: 30,392 (2010 Census); 31,606 (2002 Census); 26,582 (1989 Census); 21,200 (1970).
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Seeing the appearance of the monastery, it is difficult to say that in former times it was closed a few times – because of its poverty in the late 18th century and of the actions of the Soviets in the last century, when for the monastery was found another use. It was functioned as a museum, college, and even residential apartments. But now it is restored – for the third time in its history – and looks rich and impressive. Now its history is correlated with the memorable battle that took place here during the Russo-French war of 1812, after which it was almost entirely destroyed – with the exception of the gate, that had the depiction of Christ. Now here stands a separate bell tower nearby. Though it is older than two centuries. In general, the complex consists of several buildings, the main of which is the restored (or actually newly built) St. Nicholas Cathedral.
The monastery is worth the visit, especially since in principle it is almost in the heart of the city. For example, to it from the famous Museum of 1812 is only about a kilometer.
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To get to Maloyaroslavets, where more than two centuries ago was happened one of the most important battles of the Russian-French war, in Russia called Great Patriotic, is quite convenient. By car it'll take for you one hour and half – in the area of Maloyaroslavets converge two federal highways. From Warsaw highway it's even closer to here than from Kiev's one. From the train station to the museum, located in the square of 1812, even much closer. However, in Maloyaroslavets people honor the memory of that heroic episode of the Russian history – the city has three mass graves of Russian soldiers, the monuments and memorials to the heroes of the battle. However, the museum itself has not made due impression – the subject of that memorable battle is illustrated with the original exhibits very sparingly. Basically it is a diorama in the chapel in another half of the park and reconstructions. Although I liked more exposition named "The Children of Mars" and devoted to the military theme in general – since ancient times. It is located in another, adjacent across the alley, building - on the first floor of an old mansion. On the second there is an exhibition, consecrated to the local history.
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Four-column five-domed brick church in the pseudo-Russian style with a bell tower. Built last century on the site of the old stone earlier church as a temple-monument in memory of the famous battle near Maloyaroslavets in 1812. Closed in 1929, was used as a club, the warehouse. Returned to the believers much earlier than most other churches in the country - in 1948 and was not closed. Not surprisingly, that now has a very lush decor.
Obtained once bigger attractiveness when in front of it was put a very impressive Monument of glory in honor of the victory over Napoleon in that battle.
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The monument to the heroes of the Russian-French war of 1812 is in the square of the same name on the other end from the museum, dedicated to the great battle near Maloyaroslavetz. In front of the monument is a bust of the famous Russian commander M. I. Kutuzov, largely thanks to which russian troops achieved victory over the Napoleon army. It has pretty standard feature and is clearly losing comparison to the Monument of Glory, which is a little further on, near the church of the Assumption. Nothing outstanding in it.
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Brick church of type "octagon on quadrilateral" in the style of Russian Baroque. Located in the heart of the city (Lenin streets used to be the main streets of the Russian towns) opposite the central pharmacy. Money for its construction in the mid-18th century were given by the local retired Brigadier, the grandfather of the famous Russian writer Radishchev. A vast refectory with two side altars - of St. George and St. John the Warrior, multi-tiered bell tower in the classical style (restored in place of the demolished in Soviet times). It has a rich interior. The church was closed in the Soviet period and, until recently, when it was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church, was used for domestic, industrial and commercial needs. Served as a peasant's рouse, a warehouse and a cinema. In the altar room was located the toilets! Now it is being restored, although looks already quite neat.
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Infrequent monument for Russia. I don't even know if there is somewhere else in the country such a monument. Formally it was erected in memory of the specific Russian chaplain who took part in the famous battle with Napoleon's troops here in 1812. However, the fact that it is actually right in front of the main church of the city – Assumption of the Virgin, and in light of the return to the Orthodox Church's its former influence on the social-political life of Russia, it of course gains even symbolic significance. Unnecessary, in my opinion.
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Maloyaroslavets is known more than the rest by the fact that in 1812 it became a place of bloody battle between Russian and French armies, which radically changed the course of the war in favor of the Russians. Fewer is aware that during the great Patriotic war here also unfolded important fighting. The Germans briefly occupied the town, and two months later, the Soviet army drove them out of Maloyaroslavets. In honor of the liberation of the town from the Nazis in the very heart of the city, on the main square bearing the name of Soviet Marshal Zhukov, was arranged mound of Glory with the monument of the Motherland, eternal flame and an obelisk. Mound of Glory actually became the site of a mass grave of soldiers killed during the liberation of Maloyaroslavets. And so the monument of Motherland is called the monument of "Grieving mother" and can not be compared with the similar monument of the same name, but of much more pathetic character in Volgograd (former Stalingrad).
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The appanage prince Vladimir Serpukhovskoy is known in russian history for two circumstances. First - he commanded the ambush regiment, which tipped the battle with the Tatars near Kulikovo pole (field) - main medieval battle for Russia - in favor of the Russian troops. Just after the Kulikovo battle, he received the names Donskoy (Don's) and Hrabry (Brave). Second - it is directly related to Maloyaroslavets, for it was he who founded the town and named it after his son Yaroslav, who was born in Dmitrov's Kremlin. So you haven't to be surprised to see on the main town square a monument to him.
You can treat the artistic merits of the monument differently, but we must give credit to the residents who faithfully cherish the memory of their history.
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The hillfort is located within the town. This is the end of the Kutuzov street, near Nikolsky Chernoostrovsky monastery. From the gate to the monastery you should better go on foot, skirting a pile of construction debris, and go down along the left wall. There before the small river with the telling name of the Luzha (puddle) will be the bulk of the hill. This is the site. Nothing special - in Moscow there is Tsaritsyno Park is similar "hillforts". Some historians now even question the fact of the appearance and being of the Vyatichis in these areas. There were supposedly three caves and an underground passage, but they are not so long ago, collapsed and were filled with a ground. Nothing more remarkable except the views of the beautiful surrounding landscapes and the town itself.
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Monuments to Lenin were on the central squares almost in all the cities of the Soviet Union. In Maloyaroslavets in order to install it, even was dismantled the majestic monument of Glory in honor of one of the greatest battles of the Russo-French war of 1812, erected by decree of Emperor Nicholas I, and was made a square. The argument was "the lack of historical-architectural and art values". Recently, in connection with the revaluation of national history already a statue of Lenin was subjected to repression - it has been moved from the area and reinstalled in a small park near the roadway. On such a spot Lenin, with a newspaper in hand, looks a completely foreign body.
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