Sergiyev Posad - information about the city

Sergiyev Posad ( Russian: Се́ргиев Поса́д ) is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia. It grew in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Trinity Lavra established by St.  Sergius of Radonezh. The town status was granted to it in 1742. As the town's name, alluding to St. Sergius, had strong religious connotations, the Soviet authorities changed first to just Sergiyev in 1919, and then to Zagorsk in 1930, in memory of the revolutionary Vladimir Zagorsky. The original name was restored in 1991. Population: 110,878 ( 2010 Census preliminary results); 113,581 ( 2002 Census ); 114,696 ( 1989 Census ).

Sergiyev Posad - tourist attractions

markerA Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius (Russian: Тро́ице-Се́ргиева Ла́вра) is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, a... Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 56.3, 38.1333
Approximate population: 0

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