The Prince Dmitry Pozharsky Memorial

The Prince Dmitry Pozharsky Memorial
«The Prince Dmitry Pozharsky Memorial»

At the eastern wall of the Cathedral of Transfiguration is located the burial of Prince Dmitry Mikhaylovich Pozharsky, the legendary hero from Time of Troubles who headed guards and volunteers to defeat Moscow from Polish invaders in 1612. He was buried in April 1642 here, in the family burial vault of St. Euthymius monastery of Our Savior.

In 1855 a mausoleum of white Italian marble was erected over it to a design by Academician Alexey Gornostayev, but in the 1933 it was barbarously demolished. On November 4, 2009, the day of National Unity in Russia, the memorial was solemnly opened. It was recreated using old photographs, archival documents and drafts, and people’s donations as well. The Head of the State, Dmitry Medvedev, took part in the opening ceremony of the memorial chapel.

The new memorial consists of original marble plate at the place of burial, cross and chapel.

Photo #201 taken on June 09, 2013


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