Burial Vault of the Godunov Family

Burial Vault of the Godunov Family
«Burial Vault of the Godunov Family»

The not very conspicuous stone vault containing four tombs of Boris Godunov and his family (In Russian: УСЫПАЛЬНИЦА ГОДУНОВЫХ, USYPALNITSA GODUNOVYH) is situated by the north-western corner of the Cathedral of Dormition (Assumption) (1559-85) on the grounds of the Holy-Trinity St. Sergius Lavra (top rank monastery). By orders of the Pretender Dmitry the body of Boris Godunov was taken out of the burial vault in the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in the Moscow Kremlin and after being kept for some time in a Moscow monastery was transferred to the monastery in Sergiyev Posad that was patronized and generously donated by Russian Tsar Boris Godunov (1551-1605).

Photo #108 taken on August 08, 2015 during countryside tour to Sergiev Posad with my dear clients from USA, Simon and Sheri Loadsman.

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