Founded in 1710 by Peter the Great to house the relics of the military hero-saint Prince Alexander of Novgorod, this is one of only four Russian monasteries to be given the highest rank of lavra.

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319497
Names
Alexander Nevsky Monastery
Dates
1710
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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
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Alexander Nevsky Monastery - St. Petersburg, Russia