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Ivan the Terrible - Goes to a Monastery

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This is Pskovo-Pechorsky Monastery, located about 18 km from Russia's border with Estonia.  The first cave church here was built in 1473.  Near the end of his life, Ivan Grozny (Ivan the Terrible) came to this Russian-Orthodox monastery, seeking absolution for his many crimes.

The monastery was fortified by still-standing thick walls.  Click on the image for a better view.


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