Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery

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Cultural-Historical, Religious

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The convent where Peter the Great imprisoned Sofia, his half-sister, after having deposed her and taken over as Russia's tsar. Originally built to celebrate the capture of Smolensk as a stronghold in 1524, the convent contains 12 battle towers. The five-dome Cathedral of the Virgin of Smalensk is the largest and most central church in the convent.

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