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Moscow > Abramtsevo
Some Russian towns look so impressive and peculiar, that memory retains their
image after the very first visit, and calls you to come back again and again.
Posad, near Moscow, is among such towns. Its history dates back to the middle
of the XIV century, when St. Sergius founded the Holy Trinity Lavra on an ancient
hill called "Makovets". Since that time the Holy
Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra plays an important life in spiritual, cultural
and political life of Russia.
Another pearl of Russian history, "Abramtsevo" memorial estate,
is also not far from here. Abramtsevo, a nobleman's estate near Moscow, was
a prominent center of the 19th - 20th century Russian artistic and intellectual
life. The Mamontovs, a family of philanthropists, owners of the estate, played
host to many eminent artists, writers, musicians, and actors. The estate is
surrounded by a beautiful park. The old buildings are still decorated with the
original paintings by famous Russian artists Vasnetsov, Vrubel, and Polenov.
It is a place where merry, talented and creative people -artists, actors end
singers - met. Among them were Repin, Vasnetsov brothers, Polenov, Vroubel,
Shalyapin, Stanislavskii, Ermolova. "The Gallery" hotel&restaurant
complex, which reproduces the spirit of the Russian modernist style of the end
of the nineteenth century, borders "Abramtsevo" memorial estate.