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7 Russian fortresses that have not survived to this day

Google Maps would qualify these places as “permanently closed”. Sadly, many fortifications in Russia, even the most powerful, have not survived to this day. But they can still be seen in old prints, paintings and even photographs. 1. Kitai-gorod The Kitai-gorod, 1887 Public domain The Kremlin was not the only …

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Patriarch of Constantinople visits Ukraine for independence

KYIV, Ukraine – The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has arrived in Ukraine to attend the festivities marking the 30th anniversary of his declaration of independence. On Saturday, Patriarch Batholome I and the head of the new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanes I, together led a liturgy in St. Michael’s Cathedral …

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