Prince Alexander Nevsky


The artist is Shebuev

Local veneration of Alexander Nevsky as a saint began shortly after his death, becoming in the middle of the 16th century by the All -Russian. In 1723, the relics of the noble prince were transported from Vladimir to St. Petersburg and placed in the Alexander Nevsky Monastery (since 1797-Lavra), based on the place where, as they suggest, the battle with the Swedes took place. From now on, Alexander Nevsky became the heavenly patron of the young imperial capital. Shebuev depicted him against the backdrop of the Trinity Cathedral – the main monastery church, in which the relics of the saint were rested. (P. To.)

Electronic catalog "Heroes and villains of Russian history". SPb, 2010. With. 74.

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